St. Landry Parish detectives say Jeffrey Moses is accused of beating up an elderly man and stealing from him.

The victim's daughter called police after she suspected her father was being abused by Moses.

The 81-year-old victim had taken Moses in off the streets in the Morrow area, but the daughter showed up to find her father with a cut above one eye and some bruising.

The gentleman told officials he didn't report that Moses took his cell phone and was trying to take his wallet too because he feared that he would be put in a nursing home.

Moses was taken into custody, but he denied beating up the elderly man. He was processed through the St. Landry Parish Correctional Center.