A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a man who attempted to rob a Pine Bluff convenience store Friday.


Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Victor Winston, 29, with robbery.


According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Detective Jeremy Oswalt, police were sent to the Big Red at 2401 E. 6th Ave. at about 8 a.m.; when they arrived, they found a store clerk subduing Winston.


A witness told police he was delivering merchandise when he heard Winston demand money, then attack and batter the clerk before the clerk could grab a pool cue and hit Winston multiple times, causing the cue to break.


The clerk was then able to detain Winston until police arrived. The clerk received a bruised left cheek, and his teeth were knocked loose during the altercation.


Oswalt reported that police could not obtain a statement from the clerk due to his lack of ability to speak English, and he could not interview Winston due to an impairment of an unknown type.


Winston said in court Monday that he would hire his own attorney.