Jackson County Man Arrested for Aggravated Abuse of Developmentally Disabled Patient
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office today arrested a former employee of Sunland Center, in Marianna, Fla., for aggravated abuse of a disabled adult. While employed at Sunland, an intermediate care facility for the developmentally disabled, Justin Holmes, 20, antagonized a wheelchair bound resident to charge his wheelchair into Holmes. According to the investigation, Holmes then reacted by throwing the resident out of his wheelchair and onto the floor. As a result of the altercation, the resident sustained a broken neck.
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- Date:March 31, 2015
- Agency:Florida Attorney General
- State Enforcement Agencies