NEW: Addiction-center worker accused of stabbing former client in neck

An employee at a Greenacres-area addiction treatment center is accused of attacking a former client with a screwdriver.

Authorities arrested Shaun Horne, 49, of Riviera Beach on Monday on one count of aggravated battery. He was released late Tuesday from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting $3,000 bail.

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His arrest stems from an incident at a home Monday afternoon on Ithaca Circle West, southwest of the city limits near Lantana and Jog roads. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Horne, an employee at Life Changes Addiction Center, went to the residence where the former client is staying.

Horne retrieved a medical cabinet from the residence. He also started changing the lock to the front door. The arrest report does not specify either who owns the property or authorized Horne to change the locks, but county records show that it is a rental property.

As Horne changed the lock, the resident asked if he a had a key for the new lock. Horne replied that he did not. The resident then requested several times that Horne “get out of my house,” the report said.

Horne refused and continued changing the lock.

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The resident reportedly tried to push Horne out of the residence. Horne retaliated by stabbing the man in the neck with a screwdriver, the sheriff’s office said. Paramedics treated the injured man for a small hole in his neck.

Horne reportedly told investigators the stabbing was an accident. He said he was holding the screwdriver when he tried to push the other man away from him.

The puncture wound did not support his claim, the sheriff’s office said.

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