A Paragould woman was charged last week for the abuse of an adult, which is a class B felony, according the circuit court documents.
Joan Dollins, 44, was arrested June 2 for neglecting her elderly mother, Norma Dollins, age unknown, Det. Rhonda Thomas of the Paragould Criminal Investigation Division said at the time of the arrest.
It was reported she was not taking proper care of her mother for whom she was the primary caretaker, Thomas said at the time.
According to the document, this charge includes abusing, neglecting or exploiting any endangered or impaired person, if the abuse causes serious physical injury or a substantial risk of death.
According to Norma’s probate file, an affidavit to remove Norma from the home she shared with her daughter was filed Feb. 16, stating the home was kept in an unsanitary condition and she was not being cared for in a proper manner. On March 3, Norma was ordered into long-term adult protective custody.
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