Suspect in alleged beating told to have no contact with victim

A Pine Bluff man who allegedly beat his girlfriend Sunday was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim during a court hearing Wednesday.

LaQuan Jones, 21, allegedly pushed the woman to the floor, kicked and beat her and hit her with a frying pan until the handle broke, Detective Larry Gailey said in a probable cause affidavit.

Gailey said in the affidavit that the woman was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where she was treated for injuries to the face and head and for an eye that was swollen shut. She was told that she could go blind in that eye as a result of the injuries.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Jones after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with first-degree domestic battery.

Jones said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court June 19.