BOONSBORO, Md.—The owner of a Boonsboro assisted-living center has been charged with reckless endangerment and other counts after an 84-year-old resident fell through a floor, suffering a head injury and several broken bones, Maryland State Police said.
Dickson Tabi, owner of Soma Manor Assisted Living at 7701 Old National Pike, was charged with one count of reckless endangerment and two counts of abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult, according to a state police news release.
Troopers said the woman who was injured, Eileen Rindone, was listed in critical condition Saturday at Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown.
Police said they received a call Thursday from Meritus Medical Center about an elderly female who was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. The next day, state police went to the assisted-living center to interview Tabi.
When officers determined that Tabi’s story wasn’t consistent with the severity of Rindone’s injuries, they said they asked Tabi to come to the state police barrack in Hagerstown for a more in-depth interview.
Troopers said they obtained a warrant and conducted a search of the assisted-living center. A short time later, Tabi provided a statement that said Rindone had fallen through a hole in the second floor of the house, according to the release.
Police allege Tabi later admitted to trying to cover up the incident.
An investigation showed that Rindone entered a room in the house that was under renovation. Troopers said she stepped between two floor joists and fell from the second story to the first.