A 45-year-old disabled man is in intensive care after Georgia officers found him trapped in a bed and living in deplorable conditions, according to The Daily Citizen.
Lisa Alexander, 46, was arrested and charged with neglect of a disabled adult. Her relationship to the injured man, whose name has not been released, is not known.
A statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) revealed that the home was infested with insects when they found the bedridden victim on Sunday.
The house was so dilapidated and filthy that county officials and police are moving to have it condemned.
“Toxic conditions inside the residence required Murray County investigators and GBI agents to wear a Tyvek suit and breathing apparatus during the investigation,” a statement from the police has revealed.
The man was covered in open wounds and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital. GBI spokesman Rich Bahan told WTVC that the 45-year-old is currently being treated in the intensive care unit.
EMS were responding to a medical emergency, and alerted authorities when they saw the dire condition of the home and its occupant.
GBI special-agent-in-charge Greg Ramey has also alleged that dogs and cats in the residence had no access to food and water
The nature of the victim’s disability are being withheld at this time. However, authorities have announced Alexander will receive six counts of reckless conduct and cruelty to animals, in addition to neglect.
She faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Murray County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 695-4592.
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