GBI and Local Law Enforcement Raid Personal Care Homes

| June 19, 2014

police-car-lightsLOWNDES COUNTY, GA – On Thursday, June 19, 2014, at approximately 8 am, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, Morven Police Department and Lowndes County Sheriff’sOffice initiated the execution of two simultaneous search warrants at Uplift, 7752 GA HWY 133,Morven, GA (Brooks County) and 7478 Chase Way, Hahira, GA (Lowndes County).

This execution was the result of a two month criminal investigation and also resulted in the following arrests and charges:

  • Tyrone Terrell, Owner of Uplift, 59, of 6390 Whispering Oaks Drive North, Jacksonville,Florida, was arrested and charged with Operating a Personal Care Home without a License, Exploitation-8 Counts, Abuse and Neglect of a Disabled Adult and Simple Battery.
  • Donald Randall, an Uplift volunteer, 56, of 7752 GA HWY 133, Morven, Georgia, was arrested for Exploitation-5 Counts, Abuse and Neglect of a Disabled Adult and Aggravated Assault.
  • Robert Klock, an Uplift volunteer, 28, of 7478 Chase Way, Hahira, Georgia, was arrested for Exploitation, Abuse and Neglect of a Disabled Adult, Aggravated Assault and Battery.
  • Wilbert Davis, an Uplift employee, 56, of 7752 GA HWY 133, Morven, Georgia, was arrested for Exploitation- 3 Counts, Abuse and Neglect of a Disabled Adult and Simple Battery.
  • Paul Graham, an Uplift resident, 53, of 7752 GA HWY 133, Morven, Georgia, was arrested forExploitation, Abuse or Neglect of a Disabled Adult and Aggravated Battery.
  • Denise Dermody, an Uplift resident, 63 of 7752 GA HWY 133, Morven, Georgia, was arrested for Exploitation and Abuse and Neglect of a Disabled Adult.

The actions by arrestees that led to these charges were carried out over the past 12 months. Also assisting with the operation was Georgia Department of Community Health-Division of HealthFacility Regulations, Benchmark Human Services, Adult Protective Services, South Georgia Ambulance, Southern Circuit District Attorney’s Office and Brooks County Victim’s Assistance.

Source: GBI Press Release

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3 Comments on "GBI and Local Law Enforcement Raid Personal Care Homes"

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  1. Papi says:

    Great work Morven P.D. and all the others involve!!!

  2. Donna Dutcher says:

    Heart-breaking…Way to go Lowndes County!!

  3. Rex says:

    How about some pictures of these arrested fine outstanding citizens in our community? They should be proud of their preying on the weak and elderly who are easy targets for these scumbags. How harsh should their punishment be? I hope they get the book thrown at them!