TACOMA, Wash. – A Puyallup woman has been charged with abusing her 80-year-old mother who has dementia.
The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release that 51-year-old Leisa Wagner was charged Friday with assault and unlawful imprisonment.
Prosecutors said Puyallup police were called to a home in September after a family member reported Wagner was choking an 80-year-old woman, had tied her to a chair and was beating her.
Police said they found the woman tied to a wooden chair at the waist with a bed sheet.
Police say Wagner told them she used a sheet to restrain her mom but denied strangling her.
Wagner has been released from jail on her own recognizance.