Arab Man Accused of Assaulting 87-Year-Old Cullman Woman

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Emmett Leroy Davis (Photo Courtesy Cullman Co. Sheriff's Office)

CULLMAN, Ala. (WHNT) — Cullman Police make an arrest after an elderly woman was hit in the face Monday.

Emmett Davis, 53, of Arab, is in the Cullman County Detention Center.  Davis was arrested Tuesday night in Arab.  He is charged with first degree assault.

Cullman Police believe Davis attacked Helen Mayo, 87, inside her home Monday.  Mayo lives about a block from Cullman High School.  Mayo is in UAB hospital, and her facial injuries are so severe, she can’t even talk.  Her jaw is broken.

Police believe Davis previously did some maintenance work for Mayo.  Police are working to determine a motive.