MORGAN HILL, Calif. -

Morgan Hill Police say they arrested a 24-year-old Wednesday after officers say he beat up an elderly man who he lived with.

Police say the 85-year-old victim confronted Sean Mooney about stealing money for drugs.  That's when investigators say Mooney attacked the victim and left the Terracina Apartments, leaving the elderly man suffering from the injuries of the assault.

Mooney was found in Gilroy and arrested at 11:00p.m. Wednesday night.  He was booked in the Santa Clara County jail on elder abuse charges.  Meanwhile the 85-year-old is recovering at a local hospital.

If anyone has information regarding this incident please contact the Detective Alanis from the Morgan Hill Police Department at 408-779-2101.