Staff member accused of abusing nursing home patient arrested

(Photo: Greene County Sheriff's Office)

SNOW HILL, Greene County - A woman accused of abusing a patient at a nursing home has been arrested.

Tiara Shackleford, 21, was arrested on Friday by deputies with Greene County Sheriff's Office.

The family of an 87-year-old client reported they received information that their loved one was being abused by staff at the Greendale Forest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Snow Hill.

Investigators found evidence of abuse and charged Shackleford with patient abuse and assault on a handicapped person.

Shackleford is currently out on a $25,000 secured bond. Her next court date is December 22.

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