A Florida woman was arrested for beating her 97-year-old uncle with his own cane at his Pensacola home Thanksgiving night.
Alesha Rogers, 30, of Pensacola, is charged with attempted homicide, crimes against elderly with great bodily harm, child neglect, battery and resisting an officer. She’s being held in Escambia County jail on $67,500 bond.
Pensacola police were called to the home in the 3000-block of Marcus Drive around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to the report, they found the man lying on a recliner with a towel on his head. He was bleeding profusely from his head, lips and chest, while there were also large amounts of blood on the floor and in his bed. Police observed blood on the walls, ceiling and ceiling fan as well.
The report states Rogers and her child were temporarily staying at the home. She showed up at the house earlier in the night after getting into a fight with her sister. She claimed to have smoked spice earlier in the day.
At one point in the night, Rogers brutally beat her uncle with his own walking cane in his bedroom, according to the report. Another family member who was sleeping in another room during the incident found the man on the floor lying in blood.
The report states Rogers and her child left the home after the attack and beating.
While at the hospital, the man told police, “My niece did this to me.” He suffered stab wounds to his face, scalp and upper chest area, as well as a brain bleed. He was listed in stable but serious condition at the hospital, according to the report.
As police were investigating overnight, the report states a citizen found Rogers’ child alone at the Davis Hwy. and I-110 exit ramp. She was taken in by DCF.
According to the report, officers received a call around 4:30 a.m. saying Rogers was at Uncle Bob’s Storage on Fairfield Drive. That’s where officers arrested her.