A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday following an investigation into an alleged assault on another woman in January.

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday following an investigation into an alleged assault on another woman in January.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Marquita Bullard, 21, reportedly threw a set of channel lock pliers through a screen door on Jan. 22, striking Pamela Dixon in the face.

Detective Jerry Lambert reported that police were sent to 2002 W. 25th Ave. in response to a reported assault, and when they arrived, found Dixon whose mouth was bleeding and she was holding several of her teeth in her hand.

Dixon told police that Bullard had thrown the pliers at her, then left the scene, Kizer said.

Lambert reported that when Bullard was arrested, she waived her right to an attorney and “admitted throwing the pliers because she was angry.”

Kizer said Bullard also reportedly told police she left because she was on probation for residential burglary and theft of property “and didn’t want to go to jail.”

Because of the prior conviction and Bullard being on probation, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash only bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Bullard with second-degree battery.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Bullard, and told her to come back to court April 20.