Office of the Attorney General
Former Jefferson County Caregiver Charged with Wanton Endangerment
Attorney General Jack Conway and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control today announced that a former caregiver at Community Alternatives of Kentucky (CAKY) in Louisville is facing wanton endangerment charges for her treatment of two physically handicapped residents.
Sherray Medious, 48, of Louisville, was charged with two counts of Wanton Endangerment I under KRS 508.060 in Bullitt County District Court.
The charges are a result of two separate incidents from June of this year when Medious was a van driver for CAKY. It is alleged that on June 14, 2010, Medious did not strap-in the wheelchair of a physically handicapped resident to the floor of the van. During the transport, the resident’s wheelchair rolled causing her to sustain a broken left foot. It is also alleged that on June 16, 2010, Medious pushed another physically handicapped resident in a wheelchair against a seat causing the resident’s left toenail to be ripped off.
This case was referred to the Office of the Attorney General from the Kentucky Department of Community Based Services. An investigator from General Conway’s Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Control investigated the allegation from a criminal perspective. The Bullitt County Attorney’s Office is handling the prosecution of this case in District Court.
Summonses were issued for Medious and she is required to appear in Bullitt District Court on August 30, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
A criminal charge is an allegation only. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty.