By Ray King
A $150,000 bond was set Thursday for a Jefferson County woman accused of shooting her daughter’s boyfriend on Tuesday.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Christina Clark with first-degree battery and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Detective Tamina Smith, Deputy Prosecutor Caleb Conrad said police were sent to an apartment complex at 109 Williams Road in reference to a shooting. The apartment manager said he had heard the shooting and believed it came from one of the apartments.
Clark’s daughter, who was the girlfriend of the victim, took him to the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, then transferred to a Little Rock hospital. She told police she heard the shot but didn’t know where it came from, then later said she thought her mother had fired the shot.
Smith reported that the investigation determined that Clark’s daughter and the victim had gotten into an altercation and the daughter called her mother to come pick her up. The victim allegedly had a gun in his waistband and Clark’s mother told him to give it to her.
Security video from the apartments showed the victim walking to the door, then hopping away and showed Clark with a gun in her hand. When she was interviewed, she initially denied having the gun or shooting anyone but when shown a photograph from the video, admitted she had a gun in her hand.
Conrad said Clark had previously been convicted of second-degree battery in 2017 and was on probation at the time. That probation was revoked, and she was sentenced to prison.
Clark said she would hire her own attorney and was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.