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Greenwood Woman Faces Neglect Charges Involving Disabled Man
Updated September 28, 2016 7:44 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(GREENWOOD) - A central Indiana woman is accused of locking a disabled, elderly man in a room for two years and denying him food and medicine.

Greenwood police arrested 69-year-old Darlene K. Dickinson on Tuesday. She faces felony neglect charges.

Court documents say an investigation began May 19, when a neighbor contacted authorities to check on the welfare of a man stumbling on the front porch of a home. The neighbor says she saw the man covered in feces when she went to help him.

Investigators discovered the man had survived a stroke in 2000 and used a wheelchair after having his leg amputated three years ago.

The man told detectives Dickinson had shut him in a "filthy" room for the past two years.

Online court records in Johnson County didn't list an attorney who could comment on Dickinson's behalf.

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