Crime

Assault charges filed against director of home for Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

Richard Brantley
Richard Brantley Alexander County Sheriff’s Office

The head of a facility for people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is facing charges of assault, according to documents filed in Alexander County.

Richard Brantley, executive director of the Taylorsville House, is facing charges of assault on a handicap person and communicating threats, both misdemeanors.

According to its website, the Taylorsville House “provides a secure, supportive environment for individuals with Alzheimer’s and memory-related dementias. All our staff members undergo and successfully complete specialized training in the care and service of those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.”

According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, the charges stem from an incident that reportedly occurred on April 15.

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