By Ray King

A Pine Bluff man who was convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery Monday could be charged with felony domestic battery after an incident involving his mother and daughter.

David Young, 31, will have to post a $5,000 bond to be released from the adult detention center after Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Wednesday prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with two counts of second-offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.

Reading from an affidavit from Detective Sgt. Michael Roberts, Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter said an officer was sent to Belmoor Drive at 3:40 a.m. Sunday where Young’s mother reported that Young had strangled her and battered his 12-year-old daughter.

Hunter said Young has been convicted of more than one but less than four felonies but is not currently on parole as his last conviction was in 2013. Young was ordered to have no contact with his mother and daughter until the case is settled and to come back to court on Jan. 12, 2022.