Jan 19, 2019

CNA Arrested for Abuse and Neglect

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Certified Nurse Assistant named Adam Wheeler has been accused of abusing and neglecting patients at Golden Harvest Nursing Home, which is in the Welch Community Hospital in West Virginia.  WVVA reports that on Dec. 17, a police officer received a credible report of neglect and abuse at the nursing home.  Wheeler was suspended pending investigation.

Wheeler was arrested by Senior Trooper J.A. Tupper on three counts of abuse and neglect of incapacitated adults causing bodily injury, one count of abuse and neglect of incapacitated adults causing serious bodily injury and four counts of crimes against the elderly.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the victims were from age 52 to 92. Senior Trooper J.A. Tupper told the Telegraph that he was dealing with five patients but there could be more, the investigation is ongoing. Tupper encouraged victims to contact him at the Welch Detachment 304-436-2101.

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