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Carroll County man charged with assault at assisted living facility

Suspect allegedly strangled co-worker
Posted at 3:58 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 17:46:19-05

TANEYTOWN, Md. — In the process of preparing food and delivering it to seniors at Lorien Taneytown, a female worker claims a co-worker attacked her multiple times.

According to charging documents, employees in the kitchen routinely shared a unique friendly handshake, but when she arrived for her shift on February 2nd, 21-year-old Bailey Quesenberry instead landed a karate-style strike with his hand to her throat.

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The victim attempted to keep her distance from the co-worker, but less than an hour later, he allegedly grabbed her by the throat and began choking her for no apparent reason.

A half an hour later, as Quesenberry was completing his shift, the victim says he grabbed her by the throat in a much more forceful manner and she had to dig her nails into his hands to pry them off her neck.

The following day, after suffering an anxiety attack and experiencing lingering neck pain, the alleged victim went to police to report the attack.

In a written statement, the assisted living center said, “Lorien Health Services’ first priority continues to be the safety and well-being of our staff and residents.”

It goes on to say “Lorien does not tolerate any type of workplace violence committed by or against employees.”

Quesenberry now is being held with no bond on a series of charges including multiple counts of first and second degree assault.