Male CNA Arrested For Allegedly Choking, Smacking Elderly Female Resident

A certified nursing assistant at a nursing home is charged with choking and punching one of the facility’s residents.

The 29-year-old employee 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 found Dillman asleep in a recliner in the room of one of the residents.

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

The room's resident, who had been undergoing a test, went back to her room.

The nurse then told police she heard the resident yelling “please don’t hurt me” and the nurse heard a smacking noise coming from her room.

The CNA then quickly walked away and the nurse went into the room. According to the affidavit, the resident said to the nurse that the CNA had tried to choke her and hit her numerous times in the face.

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

According to the charging information, the resident also told police he punched her in the face with his fist. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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