A $50k bond was set for a man accused of beating his girlfriend


By Ray King

A $50,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man accused of beating his girlfriend and breaking the door to her apartment.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Tony Brewster, 66, with aggravated residential burglary and third-degree domestic battery.

Reading from an affidavit by Detective Jason Boykin, Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said at 4:57 p.m. Saturday, police were sent to an apartment at 3021 S. Fir in response to a reported domestic disturbance.

Reed said police reported the woman had several visible injuries, but the report did not specify what they were. Police were not able to locate Brewster initially and when they did, he was uncooperative, and they were not able to get his side of the story.

He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and told to come back to court April 26.