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Woman arrested for cruelty to a man with spinal condition

11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago April 08, 2016 Apr 8, 2016 Friday, April 08 2016 April 08, 2016 11:37 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 23-year-old Roniesha Henderson for cruelty to a person with infirmities after pushing a man with spina bifida out of his wheelchair.

According to the EBR Sheriff’s Office, the victim stated that he had been in a physical altercation with Henderson on Thursday.

Henderson asked the victim where her daughter was and the victim told Henderson that he did not know.

Henderson became upset with the victim and then pushed the victim’s wheelchair causing him to fall forward and hit the ground.

The victim suffered scratches to his forehead and fingers.

According to the EBR Sheriff’s Office, the victim was born with spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair.

Officers located Henderson after the victim told them of her possible whereabouts.

Henderson admitted that she was in a physical altercation with the victim and said that she pushed the victim’s wheelchair and threw a cup of ice water in his face after he fell.

Henderson had an active warrant through BRPD for failure to return lease movable at the time of her arrest.

Henderson was booked into EBR Parish Prison on the above charge along with simple battery of a person with infirmities, and cruelty to a person with infirmities.

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