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Chattooga couple arrested in elder neglect case

August 3rd, 2021 – 2:40 PM

WZQZ Radio

(Via WZQZ Radio) A Chattooga County couple was arrested for neglect of an elderly family member.

A Trion couple has been charged after their landlord called the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department because he suspected that an elderly woman was not receiving the care that she needed.  The landlord also told a responding deputy that the household had the water shut off.

When the deputy entered the house, sacks of trash were everywhere and there was a strong odor of dog feces throughout the house.

When the deputy entered the room where the elderly lady was staying, he observed roaches crawling around the woman.  The deputy said there were so much dog feces on the floor, he found it difficult to keep his footing.

While the deputy was speaking to the woman, the couple who were in charge of caring came back home.  

After questioning the elderly woman, the deputy placed Mary Odell and Erby Odell under arrest for cruelty to an elderly person.

The elderly family member was taken by Redmond EMS for medical treatment.