3 Charged In Nursing Home Abduction

TAYLOR (WWJ) – Three men have been charged in the abduction of a 90-year-old man from a Taylor nursing home.

The 25-year old Ted Tomes of Ypsilanti and his father, 54-year old Alfred Khattar of Lincoln Park, were arraigned Monday morning at 23rd District Court in Taylor.  They could face up to 15 years in prison if conceited of unlawful imprisonment and abuse charges.

Prosecutors claim, on July 19, the pair lifted Floyd Pickrell over a wall at the Regency Health Care Center in Taylor, with money being the motive. After receiving a tip, police found them at an Ypsilanti hotel.

A third person, 50-year old Darrell Howard of Detroit, has also been charged in the case.

A judge entered not guilty pleas for each of the three men.

“The facts alleged in this case read like a bad movie. The real tragedy is that this is not fiction. This victim was targeted and plotted against because these defendants wanted to fleece him,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kim Worthy, in a statement.

Pickrell, who has dementia, frequented a donut shop owned by Khattar.

  • Ahughes

    I grew up with Ted Tomes, I’m having an extremely hard time beliving he had harmful intentions towards Floyd Pickrell. The Ted Tomes I know is a kind and gentle person who wouldnt hurt anyone. I believe Ted’s father dragged him into this mess. If money was Alfred’s motive, I highly doubt Ted knew that. In my opinion, Alfred probably used the same savior story on Ted that he is using as his defense in court. What Ted did was wrong, but he is not a monster. Remember people, the media NEVER tells the full truth.

  • lookingonlyforthetruth

    AHughes.I completely agree with you. Ted Tomes is a good man. This nursing home has a terrible rating. Couldn’t be worse. Ted’s problem is his bleeding heart. I hope he has good representation. He may need character witnesses. There is no way Ted would have the motives the Prosecution is claiming.

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