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Neglect of elderly or disabled adult case to be dismissed

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The criminal case against an Augusta woman arrested after the disabled man she was paid to take care was found crawling on the ground naked on a December night is to be dismissed.

The announcement of dismissal of the charge of neglect of an elderly or disabled adult was made Monday, March 7 in Richmond County Superior Court when Brenda Cummings’ case was called for trial for the 28th time.

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The night of Dec. 30, 2017, a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy found the victim outside his Belmont Avenue home. According to news reports of Cummings’ arrest, the temperature outside was in the 30s. The victim was taken to the hospital.

The officer found the condition of the victim’s home uninhabitable, with a waste saturated mattress and no food in the refrigerator.

Cummings, 67, has been free on bond since her arrest.

Sandy Hodson is a staff reporter covering courts for The Augusta Press. Reach her at [email protected]. 

4 COMMENTS

  1. That does seem a little strange, BUT look at the fact that it was the 28th time they had called this case to trial. Not what you would call a ‘speedy trial’ and 4+ years since the alleged crime. There is probably more to the story that would explain the dismissal more.

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