Mother, son arrested in Hawkins County for elder abuse

Melissa and Andrew Johnson (source: Hawkins County Jail)

ROGERSVILLE (WATE) – Two people were arrested in Hawkins County for allegedly abusing and neglecting two elderly people.

Melissa Ann Johnson, 44, and Andrew Willard Johnson, 25, are each charged with two counts of elder abuse and two counts of elder neglect. The two are mother and son and were employed caregivers of the alleged victims.

The Johnson are being held at the Hawkins County Jail on $20,000 bond each. They are scheduled to appear in court on August 31.

No other details are being released to maintain the privacy of the victims.

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