New Port Richey nursing home staffer accused of slamming 77-year-old to the ground

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested Tomika Carter, 36, of New Port Richey, on charges that she struck a 77-year-old resident and pushed him to the ground. [Courtesy of Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested Tomika Carter, 36, of New Port Richey, on charges that she struck a 77-year-old resident and pushed him to the ground. [Courtesy of Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
Published June 16 2017
Updated June 16 2017

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 36-year-old woman nursing home staffer was accused of abusing a resident who was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

The incident took place Thursday morning at Grand Villa of New Port Richey, 6120 Congress Street. Deputies spoke to the executive director who said that resident assistant Tomika Carter, 36, struck a 77-year-old resident several times and pushed him to the ground, according to the arrest report.

A deputy reviewed video footage of the incident which showed Carter slamming the resident to the ground in the hallway, according to the arrest report. When deputies interviewed her, Carter said she knew the patient's age and condition and admitted that she "may have gone too far," according to her arrest report

Carter was arrested on charges of abusing an elderly person and booked into the Pasco County jail, where she was being held late Friday in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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