A pair of former Madison Manor nurse’s aides have been indicted by a Madison County grand jury for abuse or neglect of an adult in connection with the videotaped abuse of a former resident at the nursing home, a part of Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Amanda Sallee, 31, of the 900 block of Sieta Drive, Richmond, was indicted Thursday on a single charge of wanton abuse or neglect and was arrested Friday by an investigator from the state attorney general’s office and Richmond police.

A Berea woman, Valerie Lamb, was indicted Thursday on a single count of reckless abuse or neglect of an adult.

Sallee’s indictment accuses her of not offering meals to or offering to help feed the resident, 84-year-old Armeda Thomas of Irvine, but instead eating the food herself between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5, 2008.

The indictment also alleges Sallee put Thomas at risk for infection by improperly cleaning her.

Lamb’s indictment was not immediately available.

The attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Division began investigating Madison Manor after Thomas’ family hid a video camera in her room to document possible abuse.

Thomas died in November 2008 from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

A third woman, Jaclyn VanWinkle, pleaded guilty to reckless abuse and neglect last week and received a 12-month jail sentence that will be probated if she assists prosecutors from the attorney general’s office with their case.

Sallee was released Tuesday afternoon from the Madison County Detention Center on 10 percent of a $10,000 bond, jail officials said. Her arraignment is set for Friday, May 15 at 11:30 a.m.

A summons also was issued by the grand jury for Lamb to appear in Madison District Court on Monday, April 27 at 9 a.m.

Wanton abuse or neglect of an adult is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison if convicted. Reckless abuse or neglect is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

Brian Smith may be reached at bsmith@richmondregister.com or at 624-6694.

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