MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP (AP/WWJ) – Authorities say two caretakers kept a bedridden man in filthy conditions for several years at a Flint-area home.
The Flint Journal reports 45-year-old Andrew Gulatte Green and 59-year-old Patsy Ann Marshall are due back in court Sept. 24 in Genesee County after being arraigned on charges of unlawful imprisonment and first-degree vulnerable adult abuse.READ MORE: City Of Detroit Celebrates New Mixed-Use Development Project Named After Artist
Mount Morris Township police say Marshall, the victim’s sister, had power of attorney over the 62-year-old, who was in a bed saturated with urine and feces.
Investigators went to the home, in the 3000 block of Pine Hill Place, for a welfare check on Sept. 8 after his adult children who live out of state couldn’t get in contact with him.
Lt. Matt Lasky said the adult children went to the home but weren’t allowed inside and smelled a strong, foul odor, so they called police.READ MORE: Oakland County Hosting Free Counseling And Resource Events Following Tragedy At Oxford High School
Lasky said that an investigation revealed the man had not left the room in years and not been receiving the medical attention he required during that time. The man’s children said the would call to speak to their father but Green and Marshall wouldn’t give him the phone.
Lasky told the Journal that the man was “mentally alert” and was communicate with officers , telling them “he had a dream this week that somebody was going to come and save him.”
Bond was set at $100,000 cash/surety for Green and $50,000 for Marshall.
Both have requested court-appointed lawyers and are scheduled to appear for a probable cause hearing next Thursday.MORE NEWS: AG Nessel Says Independent Investigation In Oxford Possible, Despite District's Denial
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