A man was arrested and charged with felony elder abuse late last week after he allegedly attacked his 83-year-old grandmother at their home in Northport.

According to court documents filed Monday afternoon, police were called to a house in Northport last Wednesday, where they learned an assault had taken place the night before.

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The victim, an 83-year-old woman, had allegedly been attacked, unprovoked, by her 37-year-old grandson William Andrew Hinton.

Officers said Hinton punched his grandmother in the face, leaving her with "two swollen black eyes to the point her eyes were swollen closed making it difficult to see."

Police said Hinton "has previous incidents of assaulting the victim in the past."

Officers caught up with the Northport man on Friday and arrested him. Hinton was charged with second-degree elder abuse, a Class B felony, and booked in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond was set at $20,000.

Jail records also indicate Hinton's bond on previous charges of unauthorized breaking and entering of a vehicle and third-degree robbery were revoked after his new arrest.

He remained in the county jail Tuesday morning.

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