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AdventHealth case manager charged with battering elderly woman

Donna Lynn Gordon-Frazier

A case manager was arrested at her job at AdventHealth Ocala on Thursday after being accused of “jumping” a 79-year-old woman who told her to leave her residence.

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to the hospital, located at 1500 SW 1st Ave., where the victim’s daughter said her mother had been battered by Donna Lynn Gordon-Frazier, 45, of 12761 NW 100th St. in Ocala.

The victim told the deputy she was “jumped” by Gordon-Frazier. She said she couldn’t remember the exact date of the incident, but it was over the previous weekend. The victim’s daughter said it happened on or about Sept. 11, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said she was upset and told Gordon-Frazier to leave the residence. She said Gordon-Frazier struck her in the mouth with a fist and then pushed her down, grabbed her by the foot and dragged her down the hallway, the report said.

The victim showed the deputy a healing laceration on her bottom lip and scabbed-over lacerations on her left elbow. Her right foot appeared to be bruised and swollen. The victim said this was not the first time Gordon-Frazier has battered her, according to the report.

The victim’s daughter said Gordon-Frazier is an employee at AdventHealth. She said she made contact with her sister, who lives in New York. The victim’s daughter said her sister said she spoke to Gordon-Frazier a few days earlier, and Gordon-Frazier told her, “Yes, I drug her down the hallway and I will do it again.” The deputy contacted the victim’s daughter’s sister by phone, and she confirmed the statement. She said the incident happened Sept. 11, the report said.

The deputy found Gordon-Frazier inside AdventHealth and placed her under arrest. While walking to the patrol car, Gordon-Frazier denied battering the victim and said she was defending herself. Gordon-Frazier said she has scratch marks on her eyelids and around her eyes from where the victim battered her. The deputy did not observe any injuries to Gordon-Frazier, who confirmed the incident happened Sept. 11, according to the report.

Taking into consideration that Gordon-Frazier is 45 years old, is 5-foot-8 and weighs about 250 pounds, while the victim is very frail and weighs about 100 pounds, the deputy determined it is doubtful Gordon-Frazier had to defend herself to the point of causing visible injuries to the victim, the report said.

Gordon-Frazier was charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older and taken to the Marion County Jail. She was released Saturday and will appear in Marion County Court on Oct. 20.

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