Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the convictions of a Warren man and Booneville man and for separate physical abuse charges in residential facilities, according to the July 28 news release.
Quincy Trotter, 21, of Warren, pleaded guilty to battery in the third degree. His case was prosecuted in coordination with the 10th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Deen.
Carlos Nino, 22, of Booneville, pleaded guilty to battery in the second degree. This case was prosecuted in coordination with the 15th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum.
“Any form of abuse against Arkansans residing in a Medicaid funded facility will not be tolerated by my office,” Rutledge said in announcing the convictions in connection with the Medicaid Control Unit at the AG’s office.
Trotter was employed as a resident care technician assistant at the Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center at Warren. On Dec. 3, 2019, Trotter struck a client with his closed fist causing physical injury. Pursuant to a negotiated plea, the defendant was sentenced to complete one year of supervised probation, pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and complete a course in anger management, according to the release.
Nino was employed at the Booneville Human Development Center at Booneville as a resident care assistant in July, 2019. While on duty, Nino twisted a resident’s arm causing it to break. He was sentenced to probation for 36 months and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus court fees.
“Arkansans should never be worried about the care their loved ones are receiving in our state’s residential care facilities and Arkansas’ most vulnerable should always be granted the highest quality care,” Rutledge said.
To report Medicaid fraud or abuse or neglect in residential care facilities, contact the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud hotline at 866-810-0016 or email@example.com.