Trimble woman arrested for elder abuse and neglect


Tina Marie Turney / Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

TRIMBLE – A Trimble woman was arrested Friday, charged with second-degree elder abuse and neglect, third-degree domestic violence and interfering with a domestic violence emergency

Deputies with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested Tina Marie Turney, 45, at a home in Trimble. The CCSO said that after receiving information from a concerned citizen, personnel responded to the home in Trimble to check on the welfare of an elderly male. According to the CCSO, after speaking with victim, it was evident he had been the victim of a domestic violence incident.

Turney lived with the victim, who depended on Turney to care for his needs. In the days leading up to her arrest, Turney allegedly assaulted the victim and took his phone so he couldn’t call authorities. Warrants were obtained and Turney was subsequently arrested.

The CCSO said the victim in this case was taken to a safe location with the assistance of the Cullman County Department of Human Resources.           

“It is always disappointing when someone in a position of trust mistreats the very one they are supposed to provide care for,” said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. “I am proud of the hard work by our deputies and investigators in this case to remove this victim from his situation.”

The CCSO expressed thanks to Cullman County DHR for its assistance.

Turney has been released on a $25,000 bond.

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