Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Arrest of Caretaker at London Assisted Living Facility

Press Release Date:  Friday, April 06, 2007  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced the arrest of Charles R. Gabbard, age 23, for allegedly abusing a 41-year-old resident of a London, Kentucky assisted living facility by tackling him to the ground in front of the facility, fracturing the victim’s left arm. Gabbard is a caretaker at the Bush House in London, Kentucky, a community assisted living facility operated by New Foundations, which also runs 17 similar houses in the area.

Gabbard, of Manchester, Kentucky, is charged with Knowingly Abusing a Vulnerable Adult, a Class C Felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The incident is reported to have taken place on August 17, 2005 after Gabbard became angry with the victim.

“My Office will not tolerate such cowardly abuse,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “This man was supposed to be caring for the resident and instead forced him to the ground and injured him. We will continue to see that such victims get justice.”

Kentucky Bureau of Investigation agent John Dudinskie worked closely with the London Police Department and the Laurel County Adult Protective Services in this investigation.

KBI Agents arrested Gabbard without incident this morning. He is being held in the Laurel County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Other investigations are currently ongoing at New Foundations. No further information regarding those investigations can be made public at this time. However, anyone with information on incidents of abuse that have occurred at any New Foundation location is encouraged to contact Agent Dudinskie at (502) 696-5405.

Charles R. Gabbard, 23
Charles R. Gabbard, 23