Utica, NY (WIBX) - Utica Police arrested a 51-year old man on a felony assault charge for allegedly beating up his elderly relative. According to authorities, Matthew Cuda drove the elderly woman from Utica to a Cooperstown hospital after it's believed he pushed her down and repeatedly slammed her head against the floor.

Police say Cuda told hospital staff that the victim fell off the couch, he was returned to Utica and arrested.