Two arrested in Lake City on charges of elder neglect

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:04 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:04 a.m.

A Lake City man and woman have been arrested on charges of neglecting an elderly person whom they were paid to take care of, according to the Lake City Police Department.

Arrested were Dennis J. Evans, 38, of 103 SW Twig Court; and Janice D. Evans, 53, of 103 SW Twig Court. They were charged with neglect of the elderly, according to a press release by spokesman Craig Strickland.

Officers went to the Alamo Drive home of the elderly man at the request of his son, who lives in Atlanta, to investigate whether the 73-year-old was being properly cared for. Officers found him in a state of neglect.

Investigators learned that Dennis Evans and Janice Evans were supposed to be providing home care and food for the man, but had not been, police reported.

They were arrested on the felony elder neglect charges.

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