Augusta woman arrested after elderly, disabled man thrown from wheelchair at care facility

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly Task Force has arrested a woman accused of abusing an elderly, disabled man.

Toni Washington works at Lizzy's Adult Day Care in Augusta. According to investigators, surveillance video shows Washington removing the victim from his wheelchair and tossing him to the ground.

Witnesses say Washington also choked the man and threatened to kill him. She's facing charges of Exploitation of Elderly or Disabled Person, as well as Terroristic Acts and Threats.

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