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

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 18, 2007  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  

Harold Dwayne Hubbard, 23Attorney General Greg Stumbo today announced the arrest of Harold Dwayne Hubbard, age 23, for allegedly abusing a 29-year-old resident of a London, Kentucky assisted living facility by throwing him to the floor and putting him in a wrestling hold that resulted in pain and injury to the victim.

Hubbard, 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 February 14, 2006 at 1104 South Main Street in London KY. The location is a community assisted living facility operated by New Foundations, which has previously run 17 similar houses in the area.

“This is the second case of a worker at this facility being charged with caring for a resident and instead injuring them,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “KBI agents are working diligently to crack down on abuse of our most vulnerable citizens. These victims deserve justice and my office will fight to see that they get it.”

On April 6, 2007, Attorney General Stumbo announced the arrest of Charles R. Gabbard, age 23, for allegedly abusing a 41-year-old resident of the Bush House, also operated by New Foundations. In that incident, Gabbard is reported to have tackled the resident to the ground in front of the facility, fracturing the victim’s left arm. Gabbard is presently awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for later this month.

Kentucky Bureau of Investigation agent John Dudinskie worked closely with the London Police Department and the Laurel County Adult Protective Services in this investigation. Gabbard was arrested by KBI Agents and is being held in the Laurel County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Other investigations are 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 Foundations location is encouraged to contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control Unit’s Abuse Tip Line at 1-877-ABUSE-TIP (877-228-7384).