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Retirement-Home Employee Charged With Punching Elderly Resident

BARTLETT, Ill. (STMW) -- A nursing assistant is charged with felony battery for allegedly punching an 85-year-old resident of the northwest suburban Bartlett retirement home where she works, the Courier-News is reporting.

Police said they received a complaint Thursday from another staff member at Clare Oaks Retirement Community, at 829 Carillon Drive.

Police said they were told that at about 8 a.m. that day, nursing assistant Marquita Howard-Myles, 29, allegedly punched an 85-year-old woman in her chest.

Following an investigation, police and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office charged Howard-Myles, who lives in Addison, with felony aggravated battery.

The victim did not require additional medical treatment, police said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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