A metro man who was entrusted to care for a severely disabled patient was arrested on Sunday and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on complaints of abuse.
Cameras around the victim’s home allegedly caught Christopher Reed, 29, assaulting the patient twice.
Oklahoma City police took the video for their investigation.
The details in the police report were alarming. A non-verbal, wheelchair bound man with cerebral palsy was unable to defend himself against Reed. He was one of several hired caretakers who would help the disabled man in his home.
One of the caretakers noticed something was wrong over the weekend.
“The reporting party said they reported to work and noticed the victim had bruising all over his face,” said Sgt. Megan Morgan, Oklahoma City Police Department. “That’s when they contacted a family member of the victim to let them know something was possibly going on.”
The victim's family member went to security cameras around the home and found their disabled loved one was violently assaulted not once but twice on two separate days.
The report stated Reed went into the victim's bedroom and forcefully threw his body and forearm against the victim while he was in bed. Reed allegedly yelled at the man to go to bed.
The next day, Reed was seen on video punching the victim in the chest six times while he sat in his wheelchair. Reed could be heard telling the man to shut up several times.
Police also watched the video and arrested Reed on two complaints of abuse by caretaker.
“Obviously, this case will be turned over to an investigator and looked into further,” Morgan said. “If any other charges are applicable, they will continue the investigation and turn the case over to the District Attorney’s office to file charges.”
The person who initiated contact with police told them she wanted to remain anonymous because she feared Reed would come after her.