Police arrest man accused of assaulting, robbing elderly woman at her home

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Police arrested a man who is accused of attacking an elderly woman inside her home and robbing her in May.

Officers said Earl Lavern Sparks, 34, assaulted the woman on Sullivan Boulevard around 2 p.m. on May 10. After restraining her and taking items from her house, investigators said Sparks left the neighborhood in the woman's 2007 Toyota RAV4.

Sparks, who lives in the 5000 block of Sullivan Blvd., faces charges of Breaking and Entering, Carjacking, Robbery, and Abduction.

He is in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center with no bond set.

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