RACINE — A second group home worker is facing abuse charges following a March incident in which caretakers were caught on video yelling at and roughly handling a resident as he struggled to get up a set of stairs outside the home. The video recording of the incident gathered more than 41,000 views on Facebook.
Idella A. Anderson, 40, of the 1700 block of Ninth Street, appeared in court Wednesday on charges of felony intentionally abusing a resident causing bodily harm, which carries a maximum sentence of six years of imprisonment with a fine of not more than $10,000, and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
A warrant was issued for Anderson’s arrest last month, more than four months after the incident and two months after charges were brought against another caretaker, Yolanda S. Williams, 48.
The incident occurred at the Love of Caring “Tulip” facility at 1834 13th St.
According to the Racine Police Department’s investigation, Anderson in her report of the incident identified Williams as the one who had poured a liquid on the resident. The resident, whom police said was “low functioning” and suffered from multiple disabilities, “suffered scrapes on both knees as a result of the incident.”
This is the first time Anderson has been charged with a criminal offense in Wisconsin in 15 years, although she was convicted of retail theft and resisting/obstructing in 2003, according to online court records.
Anderson appeared in court Wednesday and was given a $500 cash bond with a $10,000 signature bond, records show.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.
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A status conference is scheduled for Friday in Williams’ case. She pleaded not guilty on July 10.
This is the second incident that has led to criminal charges resulting from an incident at a Love of Caring group home; there are four Love of Caring group homes in the Racine area.
In April 2017, two Love of Caring group home employees at 101 Howland Ave. were charged with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct after they allegedly got into a physical fight while at the home on Jan. 5, 2017.
The fight between coworkers began after an argument over the employees’ work schedules, according to a criminal complaint. In that case, charges against one of the women were dismissed outright.
But Tierre Crawford, 42, was found guilty of disorderly conduct. The battery charge was dismissed.
Crawford had been hired despite having prior convictions for disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and hit-and-run.
Today's mugshots: Sept. 3
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Jonathan A. Broking
Jonathan A. Broking, 300 block of Lewis Street, Burlington, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor battery, false imprisonment.
Jorge Castillo-Cruz Jr.
Jorge Castillo-Cruz Jr., 1300 block of Franklin Street, Racine, attempt battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, operating while intoxicated causing injury, hit and run (attended vehicle).
Kimberly A. Draut
Kimberly A. Draut, 2100 block of Romayne Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct, battery to emergency rescue worker.
Fahim A. Flanagan
Fahim A. Flanagan, 4600 block of Byrd Avenue, Racine, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, operating without a license.
Lesean Z. Graves
Lesean Z. Graves, 2000 block of De Koven Avenue, Racine, physical abuse of a child, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer, felony bail jumping.
Cameron J. Harris
Cameron J. Harris, Milwaukee, possession of narcotic drugs, disorderly conduct.
Daivontae T. Johnson
Daivontae T. Johnson, 2800 block of Illinois Street, Racine, possession of a firearm by outstate felon, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping, pointing a firearm at another, disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, substantial battery with use of a dangerous weapon, second degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon.
Dakarai I. Jones
Dakarai I. Jones, Milwaukee, strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Lonnie P. Moore
Lonnie P. Moore, 2500 block of Hamilton Avenue, Racine, strangulation and suffocation, substantial battery.
Bertram D. Poelinitz
Bertram D. Poelinitz, 6500 block of 22nd Avenue, Kenosha, disorderly conduct, first degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon.
Harold D. Taylor
Harold D. Taylor, Springfield, Ohio, first degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, possession of cocaine, possession of THC.
Scott T. Blada
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Scott T. Blada, 6700 block of Novak Road, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, possession of cocaine.
Jessica K. Glenn
Jessica K. Glenn, 1100 block of Howard Street, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct.
David C. Juarez
David C. Juarez, Chicago, Ill., disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Faith M. Kling
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Faith M. Kling, 22100 block of West Seven Mile Road, Franksville, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct.
Christopher L. McGoldrick
Christopher L. McGoldrick, 2900 block of Mount Pleasant Street, Racine, obstructing an officer
Giorgio G. Perez
Giorgio G. Perez, 2300 block of Taylor Avenue, Racine, obstructing an officer.
Mark A. Perine
Mark A. Perine, 1600 block of Winslow Street, Racine, theft by acquisition of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card.
Alexander D. Wilson
Alexander D. Wilson, 3600 block of Washington Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor intimidation of a victim, misdemeanor battery, obstructing an officer, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property.