VIDEO: Haines City assisted living center employee accused of stabbing resident with fork

Polk County

When you put a loved one in a home, the last thing you would hope for or expect is for them to be abused.

Haines City police are looking for an assisted living facility employee accused of doing the unthinkable; stabbing a resident with a fork.

According to police documents, the incident happened on Sept. 23 at Haines Manor Assisted Living Facility.

According to police, Jessica Stephenson, who is an employee, was captured on video stabbing an elderly resident several times with a fork on her right hand.

Stephenson can be seen on the video grabbing the 76-year-old victim who has dementia, and according to police, stabbing her with the fork.

Police tell 8 On Your Side Stephenson later quit her job and walked out.

Police are still searching for Stephenson, whose last known address is in Winter Haven.

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