A Clarksville man has been arrested and charged with abusing his disabled mother.
Officers were called to 1551 Golf Club Lane Sunday morning at 10:30 after a nursed called 911. The 81-year old female victim had recently been released from a nursing home into the care of her son—43-year old Marc Johnson of the same address.
The nurse said she told Johnson to not allow his mother to be left alone, but she received no response when she knocked on the door yesterday morning. The nurse, identified as Tammy Petty of Clarksville, forced her way inside and found Johnson’s mother lying in her bed covered in human waste.
The victim is bedridden, diabetic, and not able to care for herself, but Johnson reportedly told officers he didn’t know he couldn’t leave her alone. Johnson was charged with willful abuse of an adult and lodged in the Montgomery County Jail.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center for treatment.