A 52-year-old Belleville resident neglected an elderly woman under her care in January, according to charges filed Monday.
Police say Elaine Morris did not provide proper medical care or maintain the elderly woman’s hygiene. The St. Clair County charge states the neglect endangered the woman’s life, injured the woman or worsened a pre-existing physical or mental condition.
Morris was charged with a class 3 felony in connection to the January offense. She has no previous criminal history on record in St. Clair County.
Her bail was set at $40,000, however she was not in custody as of Tuesday morning.