HILTON HEAD ISLAND - A caregiver at a Hilton Head Island assisted living center has been charged with elder abuse involving several women.
The (Hilton Head) Island Packet reported that 41-year-old Sonia King of Estill is charged with three counts of abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Investigators accuse King of slapping two women and threatening to choke a third during her morning rounds Dec. 31.
A spokeswoman for Brookdale Senior Living says King was fired from its Carolina House center at Hilton Head Island on Jan. 10.
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Beaufort County sheriff’s deputies say the victims were given medical treatment and none of them suffered life-threatening injuries.