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Woman Charged With Assaulting 87-Year-Old

By Jessie Williams 

A 34-year-old Lafayette woman is charged with abuse of the elderly after assaulting an 87-year old man so badly that he had to be transported by air to Skyline Medical Center. 

According to a report filed by Patrolman Zachary Hanson of the Lafayette Police Department, he was dispatched to a residence on Due West Circle last Tuesday, August 30, in reference to an assault.

During the officer’s investigation, witnesses reported observing a female, identified as Stephanie Tapp, assaulting the 87-year-old male victim by repeatedly shoving his face into the ground. 

The victim suffered injuries that resulting in him being transported by air to Skyline Medical Center.

Miss Tapp, who had been living with the elderly man, showed no signs of injury.

According to his family, the victim suffers from early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Tapp was placed under arrest and was charged with aggravated domestic assault and abuse of the elderly.

Her bond was set at $20,000, and she is scheduled to appear in general sessions court on October 26, 2022.