A 71-year-old Pine Bluff man told police he had been beaten Saturday when he went to a house on the west side of Pine Bluff to retrieve a cell phone.

The victim, who was not identified in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Tuesday, said he was trying to get the phone from his grandson’s girlfriend when he got into an altercation with several males who were at the house.

The victim said he had been attacked by Peyton Peebles, 25, and police reported that the victim had swelling around both eyes.  He also told police he had just undergone stomach surgery.

Pine Bluff Detective Kaylon McDaniel reported that when Peebles was questioned on Sunday, he allegedly admitted hitting the man but said he was only protecting his brother.

On Tuesday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Peebles after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery.

Judge Kearney said that Peebles was convicted on a separate battery charge in 2017.  He was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.