CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — An arrest warrant has been issued for an adult care home worker at the Washington County Health Center.

Police in Chartiers Township filed charges against 33-year-old Michael Ashmore from an incident that happened at the home in February.

He allegedly assaulted a 94-year-old patient.

“He’s accused of using a clothing protector and rolling it up as like you would snap a towel and he snapped it into the gentleman’s face and left a welt on his cheek which was witnessed by another employee there,” Chartiers Township Police Sergeant Mike Filosi said.

Ashmore also threatened to harm the patient if he told anyone what happened.

“After he snapped the towel into the gentleman’s face, he told him to keep his mouth shut or he would snap him in half,” Filosi added.

The Washington County Health Center has not commented on the case.

Ashmore is facing charges of simple assault, terroristic threats and neglecting care for a dependent person.

Police say he has a West Virginia driver’s license, but was moving to Greene County. He remains on the loose, apparently refusing to answer to the charges.

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