By Ray King
A $100,000 bond was set Monday for a Jefferson County man who allegedly shot another man on Thursday in Altheimer.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Corey McGowan, 33, with first-degree battery and with being a felon in possession of a firearm because of prior convictions.
Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said McGowan had a prior drug related conviction in federal court and drug related conviction in circuit court in 2006 and 2011. He is currently on parole.
Reading from an affidavit from Sheriff’s Investigator Kaylon McDaniel, Reed said deputies were sent to 3rd Avenue and Edline Street in Altheimer in response to a reported armed disturbance between two men.
The alleged victim told deputies he and McGowan were involved in an altercation about something they had seen on social media when McGowan pulled out a gun and fired several shots with one of them hitting the victim in the leg. McGowan then left the scene and was arrested Friday.
McGowan was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.
The Arkansas Department of Community Corrections has placed a hold on McGowan for violating conditions of his parole and he will be held without bond pending a hearing to determine if he should be returned to prison to complete his sentence. McGowan said he would hire his own attorney.