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Published February 04, 2010, 01:42 PM

Nurse at Sunnyside Care Center accused of mistreatment

Detroit Lakes, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A warrant has been issued for a Detroit Lakes man in connection with a troubling allegation at a Becker County nursing home. The county attorney's office has filed mistreatment charges against 36-year old Quantel Morris.

Detroit Lakes, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A warrant has been issued for a Detroit Lakes man in connection with a troubling allegation at a Becker County nursing home. The county attorney's office has filed mistreatment charges against 36-year old Quantel Morris.

Authorities say Morris stuffed a sock into the mouth of a 98-year old female patient. Staff at Sunnyside Care Center witnessed the alleged mistreatment.

When confronted, Morris, A nursing assistant, told investigators the woman would not quit hollering while he was changing her, so he put the sock in her mouth. Staff tells authorities the woman was visibly shaken and scared for days after the incident.

Morris was previously in the Becker County jail on an outstanding warrant out of Chicago. He is wanted there in connection with theft, drug possession, and child support cases.

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