Kruse Village Staff Member Suspended Following Incident, Ongoing Investigation Initiated
Investigating a purported incident involving a now-suspended employee, Brenham’s Kruse Village is investigating. Brenham police received a report of an attack at Kruse Village on Saturday, leading to the arrest of Mary Garrett, 60. Garrett faced charges of causing bodily harm with the intent to injure a child, elderly, or disabled person.
The incident reportedly happened around 3:30 p.m. and was reported to law authorities, according to Ross Bradfield, the executive director of Kruse Village. As per Bradfield, the accused offender was promptly suspended from her job and will stay away from the premises while the establishment conducts an internal inquiry.
In this regard, Bradfield stated, Kruse Village is completely assisting local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities. He declared, “Protecting the health and wellness of our residents, team members, and family members is Kruse Village’s top priority.”
We are unable to provide any more remarks at this time to maintain compliance with privacy and safety standards, according to an accompanying statement from Katie Saleum, the Kruse Village Communications Manager.
Executive Director Ross Bradfield of Kruse Village Says:
It is said that the tragedy happened at approximately 3:30 PM on December 16, 2023. I arrived on site as soon as I was informed of the situation, as I am the campus’ executive director. I got the suspected offender immediately suspended from her job after reporting the incident to law enforcement.
The questioned team member will stay off-site while the facility conducts an internal inquiry. We are working together with state and municipal regulatory authorities as well as law enforcement to resolve this issue. Maintaining the health and well-being of our residents, staff members, and family members is our first focus at Kruse Village.
Katie Saleum, the manager of communications for Kruse Village, fully:
We have received information about a purported event involving a Kruse Village employee. These accusations are taken seriously, and our team is following all local and state regulations while also completely assisting law policy as needed.
The safety and wellness of our residents, family, and staff members are our priorities at Kruse Village. With effect from December 16, the affected team member has been suspended and will stay away from the office while we carry out a comprehensive internal inquiry.