|Published: 8:40 AM, 09/17/2013
||Last updated: 8:41 AM, 09/17/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Emergency personnel said they had no choice but
to cut a four-foot by eight-foot hole in the outside wall of a residence on Old
Sevierville Highway in order to rescue a handicapped, bedridden woman living in
unsanitary conditions, the Cocke County Sheriff's Office reported.
Officers were dispatched to assist EMS to reach
48-year-old victim. The living conditions were horrendous, Deputy Sheriff Michael
Whitmer said he and Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Ochs observed
that victim was bedridden and "living in extreme filth."
The report stated that the front door was barricaded with
garbage and would only open about 10 inches. "There was garbage piled in
the home above waist-high on every square inch of the floor," Whitmer
stated in his report.
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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