NEWPORT NEWS -- Following a year-long investigation, an elderly caregiver was arrested Thursday for abuse and neglect.

Newport News Police received a report in January 2013 of a 64-year-old man who appeared to have burn marks on his body.

Police say 33-year-old Trena Ellis, of the 500 block of Adams Drive, was the victim's caregiver.

She was charged Thursday with four counts of malicious wounding and four counts of abuse/neglect of an incapacitated adult.

Police say the man's injuries were non-life threatening.

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