GLENDIVE (AP) — Dawson County officials have filed four counts of elder abuse against a woman who worked at the Eastern Montana Veteran's Home in Glendive.
Susan Stablefeldt was arraigned Tuesday in District Court in Glendive. She has not entered a plea. County officials said Thursday she does not yet have an attorney.
Charging documents allege that between October 2012 and January 2013 Stablefeldt abused four patients.
Witnesses say Stablefeldt put her knee on one man's arm to hold him down, put her hand across his mouth and told him to "shut up." Court records allege she twisted another man's arm behind his back, causing him to fall to his knees. Both men were in a ward for patients with dementia. Stablefeldt also is charged with slapping one patient and punching another.