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Brandon nursing home assistant accused of hitting a resident in the head

Belynthia Ross. Source: MS AG's Office Belynthia Ross. Source: MS AG's Office
BRANDON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A Jackson nursing assistant has been charged with simple assault of a vulnerable person.

31-year-old Belynthia Ross turned herself into authorities after being indicted by a Rankin County Grand Jury.

At the time the crime is alleged to have been committed, Ross was working as a certified nursing assistant at a nursing and rehab center in Brandon. 

The defendant is accused of hitting a resident in the head.

If convicted, she faces up to five years behind bars and a $10,000 fine.  

This case was investigated and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

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