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Ginger S. Newlun

Ginger S. Newlun

A Wonewoc woman charged in June with abuse of a patient at a New Lisbon nursing home waived her right Tuesday to the preliminary hearing she demanded in November.

Juneau County Circuit Judge John Roemer scheduled arraignment for March 5 for 50-year-old Ginger S. Newlun.

At a preliminary hearing, a judge determines whether a crime was committed and whether evidence exists to show the accused may have committed the crime.

Newlun faces felony counts of abuse of a patient and aggravated battery for alleged incidents at Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon.

According to the criminal complaint:

A nursing home employee told authorities that two certified nursing assistants at the home had reported to her that Newlun had been abusing an 86-year-old resident.

One of the two certified nursing assistants told police that she had seen Newlun verbally and physically abuse the resident.

A second nursing assistant told authorities she had seen Newlun abuse the resident over a period of months and reported overhearing Newlun threaten to break the resident’s fingers, among other things.

Newlun is free on a $25,000 signature bond.

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