|Published: 8:07 AM, 09/19/2013
||Last updated: 8:08 AM, 09/19/2013
Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The caregiver of a bedridden woman allegedly
trapped in an extremely filthy home was arrested Wednesday, Sept. 18, and
charged with physical abuse or gross neglect of an impaired adult, the Cocke
County Sheriff's Office reported.
Gail Gann, 71, of 605 Old Sevierville Highway, in
Newport, was arrested at Newport Medical Center around noon while visiting the
victim who is allegedly mentally and physically handicapped, Deputy Sheriff
Michael Whitmer reported.
Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes praised the efforts
of Whitmer, along with Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Ochs, plus the Cocke County Fire
Department, for acting on an anonymous tip to 911 that the victim was trapped
in bed with trash piled above her head in her bedroom, and elsewhere.
For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.
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