Caretaker at Kentucky assisted living facility arrested for allegedly abusing resident

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A caretaker at a Kentucky assisted living facility has been arrested for allegedly abusing a resident.

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WDRB says Darien Rice, 21, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly abusing a resident last October at the Hazelwood Residential Facility. The resident was taken to the hospital on October 18, according to police. WDRB says that this particular facility is home to residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The arrest warrant that WDRB obtained says that RIce was allegedly caught on surveillance video shoving the victim, tripping him and kneeling on his neck, among other acts. There is no information about the victim’s condition or what condition he was in when admitted to the hospital.

Rice has been booked on recommended charges of second-degree endangerment and third-degree criminal abuse, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Rice is expected to be arraigned on Wednesday.