A caretaker has been accused of punching and knocking out the tooth of a wheelchair-bound man with cerebral palsy in Douglas County.
The Record-Courier of Gardnerville reports that 32-year-old Barry Paulison of Yerington was booked Tuesday on a gross misdemeanor charge of abuse of a vulnerable person.
Paulison had been hired as temporary help for the Gardnerville man through a state program that provides full-time caretakers a short break from their daily routine.
The victim's parents say Paulison took their 21-year-old son to a bowling alley and fast-food restaurant on Dec. 20.
They say they noticed his face, arms and legs were bruised and he was missing a tooth after he returned about five hours later.
Paulison is accused of hitting, striking and punching the man.
Friday, December 31, 2010
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Posted by BA Haller at 10:51 PM