Assault on elderly woman

Police in Cullman don’t know why, but they say an Arab man hit an elderly woman in the face. It happened Monday. 53-year-old Emmett Davis allegedly attacked 87-year-old Helen Mayo inside her home, about a block from Cullman High School. Mayo sustained severe facial injuries, including a broken jaw, and is unable to speak. Police say that Davis once did some maintenance work for Mayor. He was arrested Tuesday night in Arab and charged with first-degree assault.