Daughter arrested for cruelty to mother

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A local woman was arrested by Minden Police for cruelty to her mother.

Kasondra Lynn Voohries, 54, of the 800 block of Claiborne Ave., has been charged with cruelty to persons with infirmities and simple criminal damage to property.

Chief Steve Cropper said Lt. Chris Hammontree went to the Claiborne Ave. residence Tuesday, Sept. 28 where he made contact with Voohries.

“He asked to speak with her mother,” Cropper said. “When he did, the officer noticed a bloody abrasion to her left forearm. It had been cleaned and bandaged, but the blood had soaked through.”

Hammontree reports the victim told him her daughter, Voohries, had become angry with her when officers came to the house earlier in the day.

“Voohries grabbed her mother by the arm, and when her mother tried to pull away, the skin on her arm tore and bled,” Cropper said. “Also, after the argument, Voohries somehow gained possession of her mother’s glasses. She bent the legs and bridge of the glasses, making them unusable.”

The victim reportedly said her daughter refused to let her eat, blocking her access to the kitchen.

Hammontree reports the victim did not wish to press criminal charges originally but did not wish to stay in the residence. Officers made arrangements for her to stay at a local motel.

Cropper said the following day, officers made contact with the victim and another family members at the Claiborne Ave. residence, so she could retrieve personal items and return to Alabama.

“Ofc. Shawn Griffith was on the scene and noticed more bruising to the victim’s face, arms and shoulder,” said the chief. “The mother said the injuries happened the day before but bruising did not show until morning.”

While collecting her belongings, the victim reportedly noticed her medicine bag, containing a 90-day supply of diabetes medicine, was missing. When asked about the medicine, Voohries reportedly refused to answer.

“The victim returned to Alabama with family,” Cropper said. “While en-route, she decided to pursue criminal action against her daughter.”

Lt. Chris Cheatham reportedly alerted officers to a felony warrant for Voorhies. Officer Hopkins and Sgt. Hackett took her into custody.

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