Amy Widner 11/15/11 (mug shot of Felman Bennett in 11-15 jail log)

Amy Widner 11/15/11 (mug shot of Felman Bennett in 11-15 jail log)

An investigation into a reported stabbing at a convenience store on South Olive Street in October resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man Monday afternoon.

Felman Bennett, 41, allegedly pulled out a box cutter after an altercation with James Johnson on Oct. 25 and cut Johnson before leaving the scene, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Tuesday for Bennett.

Detective Michael Roberts reported that the altercation occurred at the Eagle Gas Station at 28th Avenue and Olive Street at about 7:30 p.m. Police searched for Bennett for several weeks before they were able to locate him.

Kizer said Bennett has two prior felony convictions — one for second-degree battery, the other for aggravated assault on a family or household member — and a “spectacular list of failures to appear from this court and from courts in Ozark and Benton.”

At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Bennett after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery.

Kearney also ordered Bennett to have no contact with Johnson until the case is settled, and to come back to court at 9 a.m. Jan. 10.