Iowa A Newton woman accused of abusing an adult woman under her care at a local nursing home has pleaded not guilty to dependent adult abuse.
Jacki L. Owens, 33, entered the plea on the serious misdemeanor charge and waived her right to a speedy trial last week.
Owens was working as a CNA at Newton Health Care Center last August when police say she shoved the victim into a bed rail and grabbed her arm and leg. The victim sustained bruises on the evening of Aug. 27 and into Aug. 28., according to a police report.
March 31, 2015