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Salisbury Woman Arrested for Elder Abuse

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Neosha Lynn Chandler Neosha Lynn Chandler

SALISBURY, Md.- A Salisbury woman is behind bars following accusations that she abused an elderly person under her care.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office reports that last Thursday, 53-year-old Neosha Lynn Chandler, who lives on the 27000 block of Walnut Tree Road, was taken into custody following an investigation into the abuse of a vulnerable adult. According to police, the investigation got under way on May 22, when an elderly woman who lives with Chandler was transported to the hospital.

Authorities said that during the investigation, the deputy learned that the elderly victim lived in squalid conditions that included feces-laden and urine-soaked bedding, along with a cockroach-infested bedroom. The victim is bedridden and stays in the room at all times, police said.

Police said that during the investigation, the deputy learned that Department of Social Services officials had been to the home to check on the victim but had been denied entry by Chandler.

Chandler was arrested and charged with abuse of a vulnerable adult by custodian, abuse of a vulnerable adult by a family member and reckless endangerment. She is being held in the Wicomico County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000  bond.

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