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Wetzel County Woman Arrested After Attack On Elderly Woman

By Staff | Jun 14, 2016

Kayla Dawn Cecil

A Wetzel County woman is behind bars after attacking an elderly woman.

Kayla Dawn Cecil, 24, was arrested the evening of Sunday, June 12 after attacking a 74-year-old woman in the Brooklyn area of New Martinsville.

New Martinsville Police Department Chief Tim Cecil reported that law enforcement was unaware of a motive.

The chief reported that Kayla Cecil had allegedly also attacked someone at the New Martinsville Villas sometime prior to her attack on the elderly woman in Brooklyn. Chief Tim Cecil noted that law enforcement was still looking for Kayla at the time she perpetrated her second attack.

The victim was outside of her home when she heard someone scream. Upon investigating the scream, she was attacked by Kayla.

NMPD Sergeant Don Larsen, Patrolman Jason Utt, Patrolman Michael Owens, Sergeant Friend Estep, and Patrolman Adam Skinner all assisted with the call.

Kayla Cecil has been charged with abuse on an elderly person and remains behind bars at Northern Regional Jail.