An adult daycare worker accused of throwing a disabled adult to the floor and strangling him was charged with exploitation of a disabled adult and terroristic threats and acts.
Toni Washington, 23, is currently in jail awaiting an initial appearance in court. Her arrest Tuesday resulted from a Crimes Against the Vulnerable and Elderly task force investigation at Lizzy’s Adult Daycare on Augusta Tech Drive where Washington was a staff member and responsible for the well-being and care of the the victim, a disabled adult.
During the investigation, CAVE Investigator Kris Lapham reviewed surveillance video and witnessed Washington remove the man from his wheelchair and toss him to the ground, authorities said. Lapham also observed Washington grab the man by the back of his shirt collar while he was crawling behind her and turn him 180 degrees in a violent manner, according to CAVE news release.
Witnesses reported Washington also choked the man to the point of “his face turning red and almost blue,” according to the news release. The witnesses stated that she cursed the man and threatened to kill him while choking him.