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Group home worker arrested for injury to patient

Carla Simmons. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail. Carla Simmons. Photo Source: Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police have arrested a group home worker accused of assaulting a mentally disabled resident in January.

Carla Jenni Simmons, 45, of Lufkin, is charged with injury to a disabled individual.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Simmons was working at the Lufkin group home on Jan. 24 and told a mentally disabled woman to get off the couch. The woman did not get up so Simmons grabbed her by the left arm and began jerking and pulling and squeezing her arm, according to the affidavit.

The victim reported the abuse to a supervisor the next day, after the supervisor asked about several large bruises on her arm.

Police interviewed the victim and witnesses and obtained a warrant for Simmons' arrest on Feb. 8.

Simmons was booked into the Angelina County Jail on Thursday. She was released after posting a $3,000 bond.

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