Woman accused of dragging 76-year-old mother across floor

Posted at 6:55 PM, Dec 18, 2014


YORK COUNTY, Va. — A York County woman has been arrested after deputies said she dragged her 76-year-old mother across the floor.

According to a criminal complaint, Cherolyn Shortt the incident was prompted when her mother refused to get into bed.

Shortt was charged with abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult and an emergency protective order was issued against her.

According to a family member, Shortt had been staying with the elderly woman, who was having difficulty getting around.

Other family members are now caring for the woman.