ETOWAH, Tenn. (AP) - An employee of an East Tennessee nursing home has been charged with abusing a 74-year-old blind woman.
Etowah police arrested 37-year-old certified nursing assistant Joyce Stanley, of Madisonville, for willful and physical abuse on Wednesday.
The victim and other workers told police Stanley struck the woman with a clipboard and an incontinence pad, as well as pulled her hair and slapped her.
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"(The woman) did not suffer serious bodily injury but it showed a continued pattern of behavior," said Sgt. Larry Moses, a detective at the Etowah Police Department. "We feel the charges are certainly warranted."
Stanley is being held at the McMinn County Justice Center in lieu of $20,000 bond and is due in court today. Moses said the elderly victim and four other workers at the nursing home reported the abuse.
The victim's name and condition were not released.