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Nurse at Sunnyside Care Center accused of mistreatment

Quantel Emiel Morris, 36, of 204½ Willow St. W., Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with mistreatment of a nursing home patient, a gross misdemeanor.

According to court records, on Jan. 4 he was working at Sunnyside Nursing Center, where he was employed as a certified nursing assistant.

He was in the room of a 98-year-old woman when another nursing assistant entered the room and saw that Morris had allegedly stuffed a sock in the woman's mouth while he attended to her needs.

When confronted, Morris allegedly said the woman wouldn't quit hollering while he was changing her. The second nursing assistant immediately reported the incident.

The victim was visibly shaken, frightened and physically anxious for days after the incident.

Morris is no longer employed at Sunnyside.

On Monday, District Judge Joe Evans issued an arrest warrant for Morris.