Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police arrested a man accused of brutally beating an elderly man on Saturday afternoon.

SPD said officers responded to a reported battery at the hospital around 5:35 p.m. on May 3 after a nurse reported the injuries of the 62-year-old victim. When officers arrived they found the victim with injuries they referred to as “significant.”

Officers identified 27-year-old Leone Samuels as the suspect.

Samuels was arrested on outstanding warrants Tuesday by the SPD warrants unit and faces prosecution for second-degree battery.

The victim is expected to recover from his injuries.