Second CNA turns herself in for elder abuse

The second suspect in a local elder abuse case turned herself into law enforcement after being told of the newspaper article about her charges in last week’s edition. 

Maj. Earl Humphries with the Jones County Sherriff’s Department said Vonshell Napier was granted a $30,000 bond following her Feb. 14 arrest and was released Feb. 15. 

Humphries said he received a call from Napier’s mother Wednesday afternoon. The mother told the investigator that she understood her daughter was wanted by the sheriff’s office and explained that a friend read the newspaper article and called her. 

The major said yes, Napier was wanted, and she had apparently moved from her address of record. The mother said Napier was at her house and would turn herself in. 

Napier, who was a certified nursing assistant at Lynn Haven Health and Rehabilitation, was charged with two counts of causing physical pain to an elder person and two more counts of mental abuse to an elder person. Another CNA at the facility, Beverly Burney Jackson, was charged with one count of causing physical pain to an elder person.  

Jackson was arrested Feb. 9 and released on a $10,000 bond.


The Jones County News

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