Former Nurse Aide in Tennessee Indicted in Death of a Clarksville Patient Arrested During Traffic Stop in Georgia

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is reporting that a Montgomery County woman who was indicted in 2023 as the result of an investigation by special agents with TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division was arrested this week in Kennesaw, Georgia.

After a referral from Adult Protective Services, TBI agents began investigating an allegation that in March 2022, a certified nurse aide who worked in a care facility in Clarksville failed to properly use a lift while attempting to move a patient. As a result, that resident, Patricia Oliver, sustained a fall that caused her serious bodily injury, ultimately resulting in her death. The investigation identified Takesha Tucker as the nurse aide responsible for the incident.

A warrant was issued for her arrest after the Montgomery County Grand Jury returned indictments on March 7, 2023, charging Takesha Tucker (DOB 12/08/1979) with:

  • One count of Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • One count of Aggravated Abuse of an Elderly Adult

On Tuesday, January 2, 2024, Tucker was arrested during a traffic stop by the Kennesaw, GA Police Department.

She was booked into the Cobb County Detention Facility pending extradition back to Montgomery County.

NOTE: The TBI’s Medicaid Fraud Control Division receives 75 percent of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $8,983,614.75 for federal Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The remaining 25 percent, totaling $2,994,538.25 for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, is funded by the State of Tennessee.


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