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Docket Watch: Domestic Dispute Leads to Charges of Elder Abuse

Police say a dispute over a misplaced medical device led to allegations of domestic violence and elder abuse. (Source file photo)

A man residing at Oswald Harris Court was arrested May 16 after police found an elderly man bleeding from a head wound in the home they both shared. Details found in documents filed in Superior Court described an altercation that began when the victim asked where he could find his insulin test strips.

Emergency medical technicians called to the scene transported the victim to Roy Schneider Hospital for treatment. While still at the scene of the assault, police were given the name of the person who allegedly hurled profanities and some household items at the victim.

Defendant Ervin Sutton was arrested and charged with — among other things —  criminal abuse of an elder, assault and disturbance of the peace. After making an appearance in Magistrates Court on May 17, Sutton was placed on $1,000 bail.

An arraignment hearing was set for Friday, May 31.


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A motorist accused of damaging several cars while impaired, Defendant Santa Carmona, was arrested Sunday in the Savan area. Witnesses say Carmona backed into a number of parked cars along Pile Gade while driving in reverse. Those who saw the alleged collisions also told police that pedestrians were sent scattering for safety.

“According to witness statements, Ms. Carmona was driving her vehicle in a dangerous manner, forcing pedestrians to move out of her way to avoid being struck,” said a report filed by the arresting officers.

Police arriving on the scene said they encountered the motorist and detained her after detecting “a strong odor of alcohol emanating from her breath.”

The defendant was also charged with assault. Bail was set at $30,000. Superior Court Magistrate Paula Norkadis upheld the charges.

Arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Friday, June 7.

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