ALBANY, Ga. -- The Dougherty County Grand Jury handed down a number of indictments Wednesday, including 31 separate criminal accusations against the former caregiver for an elderly woman.
Patricia Delorse Glenn was indicted for one count of exploitation of an elderly person, specifically the willful exploitation of Viola Prather, 86 at the time she was cared for by Glenn. The indictment stemmed from Glenn's alleged personal use of Prather's debit card without permission
In addition, Glenn was indicted on 31 separate counts for her alleged use of the card. According to records presented, Glenn withdrew money amounts as small as $101.75 and as large as $403 from Prather's account during a period from July 12, 2012 through Sept. 21, 2012.
"Abuse of the elderly is an issue we want to watch very closely," Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said. "Our population is growing older, and the ability to take advantage of this segment of our community is an opportunity to be guarded against."
Glenn, 46 at the time of her alleged crimes, had been questioned by police in November after Prather discovered $7,367 missing from her bank account. When the investigation grew more intense, Glenn managed to evade police until Feb. 28, when she was arrested and taken to the Dougherty County Jail.
The grand jury also indicted Jimmy Dale Shaddock on two counts of sexual assault against patients. According to the indictment, Shaddock, a practitioner of psychotherapy, is accused of engaging in unwanted sexual contact with two separate female patients, one in October 2009 and another on Sept. 10, 2012.
It was alleged that Shaddock used the counseling relationship to facilitate sexual contact between the practitioner and the patients, which is contrary to Georgia law.
In the case of the State vs. Ian Shavar Grant, Jamontra Bernard Grant, Derrick Bernard Bowen and Clarence Ikeco York were each indicted on one count of violation of the street gang terrorism act, one count of possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and 10 counts of aggravated assault.
Ian Shavar Grant was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Jamontra Bernard Grant received an additional indictment of reckless conduct.
Regarding the street gang terrorism act, the defendants are accused of crimes while active participants in the Westside Rattlers, a criminal street gang, according to the indictment. Specifically, the four defendants are said to have "opened fire" upon a residence in the 2200 block of South Jackson Street on or about Nov. 10, 2012. In addition, the defendants are accused of assaulting several individuals with deadly weapons during the alleged attack on the Jackson Street residence.