Two brothers were arrested Sunday after they allegedly cut one man with a box cutter and beat two others with a wooden post.
Terrance Tyler, 36, and Vincent Tyler, 37, were taken into custody after the incident, which occurred at 12:21 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of West 28th Avenue, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Tuesday.
Detective Cassandra Briggs-McAfee said in a probable-cause affidavit that one of the victims was cut multiple times while the other two, who were described as cousins of the Tylers, were beaten.
All three victims were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. According to the affidavit, the man who was stabbed was in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Pugh said Terrance Tyler had no prior convictions or pending charges, while Vincent Tyler had previously been convicted of theft by receiving and breaking or entering.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge both men with one count of first-degree battery and two counts of second-degree battery.
Bond for Vincent Tyler was set at $25,000 because of the prior convictions. Bond for Terrance Tyler was set at $10,000.
In addition to setting the bonds, Kearney ordered both men to have no contact with any of the alleged victims until the case is settled.
Vincent Tyler said he would hire his own attorney. The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Terrance Tyler.