Boarding home employee faces second charge for allegedly striking woman in the head, pulling her across floor

Boarding home employee faces second charge for allegedly striking woman in the head, pulling her acr

MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - A Moncks Corner woman accused of assaulting a resident at a boarding home is facing another charge after she allegedly struck a 70-year-old woman in the head and pulled her across the floor.

Albetha Brown, 56, was arrested on Monday and initially charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult in connection with an incident at the Rainbow Residential Boarding Home on McKnight Street, according to Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic.

On Tuesday afternoon, police announced that Brown was facing a second charge of abuse of a vulnerable adult. According to police, Brown allegedly struck the head of a 70-year-old woman, grabbed her hair and pulled her across the floor. Police say the investigation is ongoing and may result in further charges or arrests.

She received a $50,000 bond Wednesday morning.

Brown’s initial charge stems from an investigation by the Moncks Corner Police Department and the State Law Enforcement Division into misconduct and assault allegations on Nov. 6.

Police executed a search warrant of the home and were able to issue an arrest warrant for Brown, Ollic said.

Investigators say Brown choked and pinched a 58-year-old woman and used force to remove the woman from a wheelchair. Brown was being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center.

There are a couple of facilities in Berkeley County that go by “Rainbow Residential Care," and they have the same owners.

Back in March, a 72-year-old resident walked out of the one on Cooper Store Road and died of hypothermia.

The Department of Health says the homes are not licensed health care facilities and they are investigating to see if they are breaking the law by medically treating the people who live there.

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