Nursing home administrators won’t face charges

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JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Criminal charges have been dismissed against two southern Indiana nursing home administrators accused of failing to investigate a patient’s abuse.

Dubois County Prosecutor Kevin Crouse filed motions to dismiss misdemeanor charges of failure to report victimization of an endangered adult against Katrina L. Patterson and Sheryl A. Rockett. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that a judge has granted those motions.

Patterson was director of nursing and Rockett was assistant director of nursing at the Providence Home Health Care Center in Jasper when the charges were filed in February 2013.

Four nursing home employees were charged with felony battery and neglect in that case.

Patterson and Rockett had been accused of failing to investigate or report the abuse of a patient with dementia. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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