Dawn A. McClain

Jury acquits Dayton woman in Centerville patient abuse court case

A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court jury on Wednesday found Dawn A. McClain, 58, not guilty of that charge, court records show.

The trial in Judge Gerald Parker’s courtroom started Monday. McClain was accused of an incident involving a woman at Heartland of Centerville on Nov. 19, 2017.

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“It was an unfortunate incident,” McClain said in a statement through Christopher Thompson, assistant public defender. “I am glad it is over and my name is cleared.”

McClain initially was indicted in June 2018, and the following month a not guilty plea entered for her, court records show.

The patient abuse charge replaced the assault charge, which was dismissed earlier this year, according to Christopher Thompson, assistant public defender.

Her trial had been scheduled for February, after at least two continuances were granted at the request of her defense attorney, court records show.

She was re-indicted in December. McClain in January pleaded not guilty to the charges, court records show.

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Heartland of Centerville, at 1001 E. Alex-Bell Road, provides post-hospital skilled nursing care, according to its website.

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