Lufkin nursing home worker charged with assaulting patient

Sherree James. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail
Sherree James. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A nurse assistant at a Lufkin nursing home has been arrested and charged with assaulting an 83-year-old female patient.

Lufkin Police began the investigation on Aug. 21 when two employees of Grace Care Nursing Home, located at 504 North John Redditt Drive, say they heard a slapping noise coming from a room.

The employees observed the patient crying with a bump on her head, the report stated.

Sherree Denise James, 43, of Dallas, was bathing the patient, according to the report.

Lufkin Police served a warrant for James' arrest outside the nursing home on Wednesday.

She is charged with injury to elderly, a second-degree felony.

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