Former Etowah County Nursing Home Employee Charged

Attorney General Luther Strange announced the arrest of a former Etowah County nursing home employee Friday.

44-year-old James Dean Justice of Altoona has been charged with assault on a resident at a facility last year.

He was arrested Wednesday and has been released on bond. Justice is charged with abuse of a protected person, which is a Class C felony, punishable by one to ten years and a fine up to $15,000.

He has been employed by Altoona Health and Rehabiltion as a certified nursing assistant.