Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nursing Home Resident Accused of Felony Battery

A 57-year-old man was arrested on charges that he fondled an elderly woman suffering from dementia in the nursing home they share, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Larry Donneal Evans, of St. Petersburg, was arrested on a felony charge of battery on a person 65 years or older. He is mentally ill, police said, but they did not disclose his exact diagnosis.

A nurse at Pasadena Manor Nursing Home at 1430 Pasadena Ave. caught Evans inside the victim's room.

[T]he victim was not coherent enough to even talk to deputies. She suffers from Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia. Her identity was withheld by the Sheriff's Office because of the nature of the allegation.

Evans is a convicted felon who was first arrested in 1970. He served four years in prison for charges of resisting an officer with violence and possession of cocaine, among others. He was released in 2004.

Full Article and Source:
Pinellas Deputies: Elderly Dementia Patient Fondled in Nursing Home


Holly said...

Elder crime seems to be continually rising in the "Sunshine State". Through personal experience, I've found there to be absolutely no protection to the elderly, NONE!
Thank God the nurse who spoke up but, now what will they do with this man... just put him in a different home to abuse someone else??

Max said...

Predators in facilities -- everyone's worse nighmare. It makes me sick.