2 Nursing Assistants Accused Of Elder Abuse

Posted at 10:58 AM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-31 07:30:17-04

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Police say a hidden camera inside an alarm clock captured images of two certified nursing assistants at Palm Garden of Winter Haven nursing home abusing a 76-year-old Alzheimer's patient.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports the man's son put the camera inside the room after noticing unexplained bruises on his father's arms and legs. Police found three incidents of abuse on Oct. 7, Oct. 16 and Oct. 24.

On Wednesday night, police arrested 28-year-old Yashika Zenobiaha Jones on two counts of felony battery on a person over 65. On Thursday, 35-year-old Rose Dorlean Blaise was arrested on one count of felony battery of a person over 65.

Jones is jailed bail set at $100,000. Blaise is being held without bail. It wasn't known whether they've hired attorneys.