Clarksdale caregiver charged with assaulting and threatening elderly woman

Clarksdale caregiver charged with assaulting and threatening elderly woman

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Mississippi Attorney General's Office.

Caralee Ann Unruh, 51, of Clarksdale, has been arrested and charged with one felony count of simple assault of a person over the age of 65, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Investigator Norman Young of the Mississippi Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit arrested Unruh at her home today with assistance from the Clarksdale Police Department.  Unruh is accused of striking an elderly woman in her care and threatening her with physical violence.

Unruh was booked into the Coahoma County Jail.  Coahoma County Justice Court Judge Jesse Burton set her bond at $2,500.  If convicted, Unruh faces up to five years behind bars.  As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was investigated by Norman Young and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry of the Mississippi Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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