(03/11/14) - Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell says a man is charged with abusing his elderly mother.
The sheriff says David Riley refused to take his mother to the doctor and give her medication for nearly a year.
Deputies say they found garbage and feces everywhere, along with several animals, during a welfare check at the woman's home in Vienna Township earlier this month.
Sheriff Pickell says there was no food in the woman's home, and her social security and pension benefits had been spent.
"We're doing everything we can to get her into some decent housing. Too often we see this in our elder abuse cases," he said.
Riley is in jail on bond.
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