Fort Bragg caretaker accused of biting elderly woman
Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:50 a.m.
A Fort Bragg resident remained in custody Tuesday at the Mendocino County Jail, suspected of mayhem and elder abuse after she bit an elderly woman, reported Fort Bragg police.
The suspect, Christine Turner, 60, was a caretaker of the victim, reported Fort Bragg Sgt. Charles Gilchrist.
The victim, who wasn't identified, was taken to Mendocino Coast District Hospital with a bleeding bite wound to one wrist.
She told officers Turner bit her during an argument. A witness also told officers Turner had been verbally abusive toward the older woman, Gilchrist said.
Officers arrested Turner late Saturday afternoon at a home on South Harold Street.
Turner denied biting the woman, but based on other evidence and information officers arrested the woman, Gilchrist said.
She was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to Mendocino County Jail records.
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