Boaz man arrested for assaulting senior citizen

(Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

26-year-old Richard Cody Nix of Boaz now faces felony charges of Domestic Violence by Strangulation or Suffocation.

The Etowah County Sheriff's office says Nix assaulted an 87-year-old woman by choking and punching here-and also threw her around a residence. The woman suffered abrasions, and has visible marks on her neck and face.

Nix is held on a $5,000 bond and is prohibited from having contact with the victim.

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