Lake Charles woman accused of 2nd degree battery

(Source: CPSO)
(Source: CPSO)

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On March 30, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office detectives responded to a local hospital after receiving a complaint from the Office of Elderly Protective Services regarding the welfare of a 78-year-old woman.

When detectives arrived, they discovered during an examination by doctors, the woman was found to have suffered from a fractured rib with a slight displacement.

During the investigation it was revealed family member Yolanda A. Hawley, 35, of Lake Charles, had thrown the elderly victim to the floor of her home and struck her several times with her hands, causing the fracture.

Hawley was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2nd degree battery.

Judge Michael Canaday set her bond at $150,000.

CPSO Detective Michael Primeaux is the lead investigator on this case.