Tuesday, September 29, 2009

CNA Charged with Choking Elder Resident

PRINCETON — A certified nursing assistant at Good Samaritan Home and Rehabilitation Center in Oakland City is charged with choking and punching one of the facility’s residents.

Bryan C. Dillman, 29, of Oakland City, was arrested Thursday morning for a felony battery charge after police were called to the home in reference to a battery with injury on a woman living at the home.

According to an affidavit for probable cause, a nurse at the home, Sharlet Sillz, found Dillman asleep in a recliner in the room of DeeAnn Hoffman.

The affidavit says Sillz told Dillman she would not report him because “she knows that he is tired and that he has kids.”

Hoffman, who had been undergoing a test, went back to her room.

Sillz then told police she heard Hoffman yelling “please don’t hurt me” and Sillz heard a smacking noise coming from Hoffman’s room.

Dillman then quickly walked away and Sillz went into the room. According to the affidavit, Hoffman said to Sillz that Dillman had tried to choke her and hit her numerous times in the face.

After police spoke with Hoffman, she said she had told Dillman she was ready for a shower when Dillman jumped out of a chair, got behind her and put both hands around her neck and choked her.

According to the charging information, Hoffman told police Dillman punched her in the face with his fist."

Tri-State Media

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