By Ray King
A Pine Bluff woman arrested Tuesday after an altercation with her parents was found in contempt of court after cursing at District Judge Kim Bridgforth Thursday.
Bridgforth had ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Dana Littrell, 50, with second-degree domestic battery and set her bond at $25,000 when Littrell began cursing and saying she was “above the law.”
“(Expletive) you, (Expletive) you,” Littrell yelled before she was pulled physically removed from a room at the adult detention center which has a video conferencing set-up to connect to court and prosecutors.
Bridgforth based her ruling on a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Detective Deshawn Bennett.
Reading from that affidavit, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said police were sent to a reported domestic disturbance at a house in the 1600 block of Beech Street. Littrell’s 70-year-old father told officers his wife and daughter had gotten into a verbal argument in a bedroom that turned physical and Littrell had pushed his wife to the floor.
He said he tried to intervene and Littrell bit him. Police also reported the man had scratches and a knot on his face.
Reed said Littrell’s wife was taken to Jefferson Regional Hospital with respiratory problems.
According to the affidavit, Bennett attempted to read Littrell her rights Wednesday, but she did not want to talk.
Littrell was ordered to have no contact with her mother and father until the case is settled.