Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss states on November 22, 2010, Calhoun Police charged 20 year old Christy Myranda Hardin-Simerly of Adairsville, Ga. with simple battery after she intentionally made physical contact with a patient at a local nursing home.
On November 11, 2010 Calhoun Police were called to Calhoun Health Care and advised an 83 year old patient had reported she had been placed in a wheel chair and spun around several times after she told the offender to stop. Officers were also advised the offender had placed ice down the victims back.
Detective’s conducted an investigation into the matter and determined Simerly, who worked as a certified nursing assistance at the nursing home, had in-fact assaulted the victim in a manner that met the criteria for a charge to be issued against her. “After interviewing everyone involved, it appears this incident started out as a prank, however once the victim voiced a complaint, the offender was obligated to stop her actions. She (Simerly) continued until the physical contact became insulting and of a provoking nature to the victim” said public information officer Lt. Tony Pyle.