Formal charges have been filed against a Pine Bluff man accused of killing a woman Thursday morning.

Prosecuting Attorney S. Kyle Hunter has charged Daniel Jones, 43, with first-degree murder in the death of Angel Dawn Sebring, 40, whose body was found under the railroad overpass on the Martha Mitchell Expressway and pronounced dead at the scene. The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office at Little Rock for an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.

Jones fled the scene and was taken into custody Monday night. He is being held at the adult detention center on a $500,000 bond.

Roger Gray, the lead detective in the case said in a probable cause affidavit that Larry Tanner, who was identified as the step-father of Jones said Jones had come to Tanner’s residence on South Ohio Street with Jones’ two-year-old son. Tanner told police that Jones said he had “done something real bad to his girlfriend Angel because she was provoking him.”

Tanner said Jones told him he had left walking with the baby because the vehicle was out of gas on a highway bridge but he could not tell him where. Tanner also said Jones said he (Tanner) needed to take care of his son because he (Jones) could not take care of him.

The vehicle was found southbound on the expressway between Convention Center Drive and Michigan Street.

Tanner also told police he asked Jones if Sebring was alive and Jones “said no” and walked away from the trailer park.

Tanner took the infant to the Jefferson Regional and police were called at that point.’

The slaying was the 24th so far this year inside the Pine Bluff city limits. There were 19 homicides reported in Pine Bluff last year and 28 in 2017.

The case was assigned to 5th Division Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis.