Conway assisted living facility employee charged with abuse of vulnerable adult

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Angela Grant (Courtesy: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — An employee at Carolina Gardens, an assisted living facility in Conway, was charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult, according to police.

Police said Angela Cumbie Grant of Georgetown County was arrested Tuesday after an investigation began on Aug. 21. The victim is a patient at the facility. According to police, Grant was in charge of the victim’s care at the time.

On August 20, police say Grant grabbed an elderly patient by the arm and pulled them to their room. It is then alleged that she pushed the patient into their room, causing them to fall to the floor, according to the warrant for her arrest.

Following the fall, police say Grant threatened to tie the patient to their wheelchair, according to the warrant.

Grant was taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center and was released Wednesday on a $5,000 bond.

Michelle Oldham with Carolina Gardens tells News13 that Grant no longer works for the facility. She also says the facility takes situations like these very seriously. She says they care for people at the facility as if they were family members. Oldham says Carolina Gardens acted very quickly when staff was notified of the allegations. Oldham added that the facility does rigorous background checks.

This is a developing story. This story will be updated. Count on News13 for updates.

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