ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested a Tiller, Oregon, couple accused of criminally mistreating a man who has Down Syndrome.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says the investigation started just over a month ago when a 48-year-old man was brought to a hospital with serious medical problems that included extensive sores, bruising and weight loss.
On Thursday, deputies arrested the victim's brother, a 55-year-old man whose name appears in public records as both Leland Joseph Crumpton and Joseph Leland Crumpton. Also arrested was Crumpton's girlfriend, 58-year-old Ginger Gramberg.
Sheriff's spokesman Dwes Hutson says the two were the victim's primary care providers. Hutson says the victim was released from the hospital after a two-week stay. He declined to say who is caring for him.
Crumpton and Gramberg were charged with numerous counts of criminal mistreatment.