Montevallo man charged with elderly abuse and neglect

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA–A 37-year-old Montevallo man was arrested for elderly abuse and neglect and second-degree domestic violence after allegedly striking a family member with a walking stick and hot water on March 7 according to his arrest warrant.

Harris

Harris

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office arrested Marquis Lynn Harris, who lists an address on Nelson Walker Circle in Montevallo, on March 17 on two Class B felony charges of elderly abuse and neglect and second-degree domestic violence.

According to Harris’ arrest warrant, the incident took place on March 7 when Harris allegedly “intentionally abused or neglected an elderly person and the abuse or neglect caused physical injury to the person. Harris struck the victim with a walking stick and hot water.”

Harris has previously been charged with third-degree elderly abuse and neglect according to his arrest warrant.

Harris remains in the Shelby County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

Elderly abuse and neglect and second-degree domestic violence are both Class B felonies and each charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.