A Hannibal man is accused of assaulting a 55-year-old man with a hatchet style hand tool.

Hannibal Police were called to the 100 block of North 10th at 12:20 Monday afternoon where they found the 55-year-old victim. An investigation led to the arrest of 25-year-old Adam Hayes of Hannibal around 9:20 Monday night. Police say Hayes was arrested at his residence in the 900 block of Center.

Police say the victim was airlifted to a Columbia hospital due to the severity of the injuries.

On Tuesday, December 16, a warrant was issued by the Circuit Court of Marion County chargingHayes with the Class “A” Felony of Assault 1st Degree and the Class “A” Felony of Armed Criminal Action. Hayes bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only. Hayes remains in the Marion County Jail.

Hannibal Police Department