Former Evansville nursing home employee accused of hitting resident in 2019

Former Evansville nursing home employee accused of hitting resident in 2019

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A second person accused of taunting and hitting a nursing home resident last year has been arrested.

57-year-old Bryan Whitmore was booked overnight into the Vanderburgh County Jail. He’s facing several charges, including battery on a disabled victim by a caregiver.

Police say Whitmore and 26-year-old Katelyn Johnson were working at Columbia Health Care when he hit the victim. According to court documents, another resident saw the incident and reported it to an administrator.

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Police say the administrator reviewed security video and called them. Johnson was arrested last year and is awaiting sentencing next month.

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