Pine Bluff police saw the doors of a parked car open, heard loud music and saw a man, who appeared to be bleeding, run out of an apartment Wednesday morning while they were investigating a gunshots report.

Pine Bluff police saw the doors of a parked car open, heard loud music and saw a man, who appeared to be bleeding, run out of an apartment Wednesday morning while they were investigating a gunshots report.

When police stopped to investigate, Milton Jones claimed he had been beaten up by two men fighting in his apartment, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Wednesday during a court hearing for the suspects Brian Guyton and Samuel Wesley Jr., both of Pine Bluff.

Detective Billy Dixon reported that Jones ran out of an apartment at 1020 Linden St. and officers said he was bleeding from his mouth, his eyes were swollen shut, he was wearing jeans, no shirt and one shoe.

Kizer said that Jones claimed he was driving around with Guyton, 30, and Wesley, 28, when they asked him to go and get some drugs, and when he refused, one of the two pulled a knife and they began to beat him, and took the keys to his car.

Dixon reported that Jones said he was able to get out of his vehicle at his apartment and ran inside, and Guyton and Wesley forced their way inside and continued to beat him.

Kizer said when police went inside the apartment, Guyton and Wesley were fighting with each other and during that fight, one of them dropped a knife and the keys to Jonesí car.

At Kizerís request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 bond for Guyton and Wesley after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with aggravated residential burglary, second-degree battery, and criminal attempt theft of property.

Kizer said both Guyton and Wesley had lengthy criminal histories, with Wesley having served time in the penitentiary once and Guyton four times.

Bridgforth ordered Guyton and Wesley to have no contact with Jones and to come back to court Jan. 25.

Guyton and Wesley said they would hire their own attorneys.