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Two Kipling Manor Assisted Living Facility employees arrested for abuse and neglect
ESCAMBIA COUNTY - The father and daughter pair who ran Kipling Manor Assisted Living facility were arrested Thursday morning.
Arrest warrants were issued and Belie Williams was picked up in Santa Rosa County and Adrienne Taylor was picked up in Escambia County.
Taylor faces 3 counts of neglect and Williams faces 3 counts of abuse.
Over the years Kipling Manor racked up thousands of dollars in fines for operating violations as the state determined it put its resident's health and safety at risk.
In February, we first told you how Kipling Manor Assisted Living Facility was under scrutiny from the Agency for Healthcare Administration.
Kipling faced numerous complaints from employees and residents. They ranged from prescribed medications not being given to residents... to verbal abuse.
At the center of the criticism was the facility's Administrator, Belie Williams and his daughter, the Assistant Administrator, Adrienne Taylor.
Mounting violations led the state to shut down Kipling Manor in May, for putting its resident's health and safety at risk. All 54 of residents were moved to other facilities.
Now the duo that ran Kipling Manor are facing abuse and neglect charges.
"I think a lot of people are going to be relieved and happy the ones that were hurt by them especially" said Elizabeth Dunn, Former Kipling Manor Employee.
Elizabeth Dunn worked at Kipling Manor as an assistant administrator. She says it was tough seeing all the alleged abuse and neglect take place.
"If I wanted to keep my job, I had to keep my mouth shut and it got to a point where I couldn't do it anymore, I couldn't watch what they were doing" said Dunn.
Dunn testified against Kipling, as the state was in the process of revoking Kipling's license to operate.
Now that both Williams and Taylor have been arrested, this chapter in Dunn's life is coming to a close.
"They deserve it because they broke the law" said Dunn.
If convicted, both Williams and Taylor could receive up to 15 years in prison and 15,000 dollars in fines.