Blotter: Health care worker turns self in after ‘concerning bruises’ found on 12-year-old

Published 2:07 pm Tuesday, June 16, 2020

By Natalie Anderson

SALISBURY — A Stanly County woman and former employee at a health care facility in Cleveland turned herself in to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Friday following a report from the Department of Social Services regarding “concerning bruises” on a 12-year-old boy.

Quiotte Nicole Allen, 38, who formerly worked at RHA Health Services – Cleveland, will appear in court for a misdemeanor charge of child abuse, according to the  arrest report. A report from Rowan County Social Services was sent to the sheriff’s office on June 3 and indicated that a boy in residence at the facility where Allen worked, at 211 Roseman Lane in Cleveland, had seven to 10 “older bruises” on his thighs and arms. Another child made the reporting party aware of the bruises.

The Sheriff’s Office said Allen’s records indicated she’s now a former employee of RHA.

RHA Health Services provides help for people with intellectual development disabilities as well as physical, behavioral health or substance abuse needs.

In other Sheriff’s Office reports:

• Tyree Elijahjuan Badger, 27, of Salisbury was arrested on Sunday on a felony charge of eluding officers. Badger, driving a black sedan, allegedly kept driving through an officer checkpoint and ignored further calls from officers to stop. Badger stopped at the 100 block of South Walnut Street in Granite Quarry and ran from officers. A woman told officers Badger lived with her. He was found and identified after she consented to a search of the property. After deputies detected an odor of alcohol, Badger conducted a breathalyzer but was below the illegal level of consumption while driving. Badger received a citation for driving while his license was revoked.

• An officer from the sheriff’s department responded to an incident at the 100 block of Hilton Avenue in Kannapolis on Sunday following a report that someone fired a shot into the residence the night before, causing damage to a storm door window. The residents told the officer they weren’t aware of anyone they knew who would have fired the shots.

In police reports:

• Clint Allen Gaines, 35, of Salisbury was arrested on Monday on a felony charge of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule I drug following a traffic stop after an officer didn’t see a registered plate on the vehicle. He was arrested after it was discovered he had other outstanding drug warrants.

About Natalie Anderson

Natalie Anderson covers the city of Salisbury, politics and more for the Salisbury Post. She joined the staff in January 2020 after graduating from Louisiana State University, where she was editor of The Reveille newspaper. Email her at or call her at 704-797-4246.

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