Nursing Home Staffer Formally Charged with Crimes Against Resident
Former Stella Maris employee facing possible jail time if convicted for abuse, neglect and assault against an 82-year-old man.
A Baltimore City woman has been indicted on charges of abuse, neglect and assault on an elderly resident at a Timonium care facility.
Shirleen Diane Sheppard, 57, of the 900 block of Argonne Drive, is charged with second-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult, two counts of second-degree neglect, and one count of second-degree assault, online court documents show.
The charges stem from an incident that took place on Oct. 17, 2010 at Stella Maris, Inc. Sheppard was an employee at the time of her arrest.
Sheppard's arraignment is scheduled for Oct. 18 in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
“Abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult are misdemeanors punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000.00 fine for each offense,” neglect and assault on an elderly resident at a Timonium care facility, according to a release from the Office of the Attorney General. “The second-degree assault charge, also a misdemeanor, carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a $2,500.00 fine.”
A caregiver at College Manor reportedly robbed and assaulted a blind resident.
Jazmine Lanae Graham, of the 3806 Bayville Road is currently awaiting indictment in the Circuit Court of Baltimore County.