A $10,000 cash only bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man currently on probation after he allegedly pointed a gun at his former girlfriend and threatened to kill her.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Corey Henderson, 35, with aggravated assault.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Jeremy Oswalt that was presented in court, police were sent to a house in the 500 block of East 22nd Ave. at 5:23 a.m. on Dec. 31, where the alleged victim said that Henderson had been sending her text messages threatening to kill her and said he would “shoot her in the head.”
The woman told police she was awakened when she saw Henderson standing beside the bed, where she was sleeping, and pointed a gun at her.
Oswalt said in the affidavit the couple’s child, who was sleeping with the woman, awoke and started crying, and Henderson allegedly said “she just saved your life.”
Police reported that Henderson did not break in the house but was let in by the woman’s mother when she went to work.
Henderson was arrested Monday; when questioned, he allegedly denied any involvement and said he did not have a gun.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxe Kizer said prosecutors will be seeking a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm against Henderson, who Kizer said had multiple felony convictions, at a later date.
Henderson was told to have no contact with the woman until the case is settled and said he would hire his own attorney.