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New Port Richey man charged with elder abuse

New Port Richey man charged with elder abuse

New Port Richey, Fla. (TBO.com)

Authorities arrested a New Port Richey man Saturday and charged him with neglecting an elderly woman in his care.

Charles Alexander Lyerly, 54, was charged with abuse of the elderly after his arrest this weekend.

On Friday, 93-year-old Marion Baldwin was admitted to Medical Center of Trinity with two broken ribs suffered in an incident on Wednesday.

When she was evaluated, it was also discovered the feeding tube inserted into her stomach was filled with a black substance and the area around it was infected, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.

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