By Ray King

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Saturday for felony domestic battery after she allegedly hit her daughter during an altercation.

Amy Breshears, 41, allegedly admitted hitting her daughter but said the daughter hit her first and “she had to fight back).”

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said officers were sent to a residence on Duke Avenue in the Dollarway area where the alleged victim said she and he mother got into an altercation after the daughter slammed a door when she went to take trash out. The daughter said her mother slapped her in the face and pulled her hair and the two started fighting.

Detective Jason Boykin reported that officers saw visible injuries to the daughter while taking the report and placed the mother under arrest.

Carson said a records check showed that Breshears was previously convicted of misdemeanor third-degree domestic battery in 2016.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Breshears after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge her with second offense third-degree domestic battery. Breshears said she would hire her own attorney and was ordered to have no contact with her daughter until the case is settled.