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Crime Man Leaves Disabled Wife Trapped in Truck for Five Days: Police

20:05  21 july  2021
20:05  21 july  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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A man has been arrested in Kentucky on suspicion of leaving his disabled wife in a truck for five days after she asked him to take her to hospital.

a close up of a man: Michael Redmon is accused of leaving his wife in a pickup truck for five days after she asked him to take her to the hospital. © Franklin County Detention Center Michael Redmon is accused of leaving his wife in a pickup truck for five days after she asked him to take her to the hospital.

Michael Redmon, 51, has been charged with first-degree criminal abuse following an incident involving his wife, who he takes care of as she suffers from cognitive issues.

According to an arrest report, seen by WKYT, Sherrie Redmon told the Franklin County Sheriff's Office that she asked her husband to take her to hospital on July 12.

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The wife told deputies that he said she "asked for help from the truck several times," but her husband continually ignored her for five days.

The suspect finally drove his wife to Frankfort Regional Medical Center on July 17.

By this point, the woman's skin was stuck to the seat and human waste was leaking out of the vehicle.

Sherrie Redmon also had "numerous sores and places where her skin is deteriorating," a police citation seen by the Lexington Herald Leader states.

The Frankfort Regional Medical Center called for a Frankfort EMS for a medical lift in order to help the woman out of the truck because they "noticed that she was sticking to the seat," the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said.

Sherrie Redmon was also covered in feces and urine by the time she arrived at the hospital.

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Michael Redmon was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal abuse and held in custody at the Franklin County Detention Center.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office has been contacted for comment.

In 2020, a couple in Franklin County both pleaded guilty to child abuse charges after their children were found living in squalid conditions.

Kristin Marie Hensley and Jeremy Wilson were arrested after Franklin County Sheriff's deputies found the children living in a gnat- and cockroach-infested home in October 2019.

The children appeared to have not bathed for several days and there was not enough food in the home to feed them. Deputies also said each room in the home was filled with trash bags, reported the State-Journal.

Hensley agreed to a five-year sentence in October 2020 after pleading guilty to four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, four counts of failure to report child dependency, neglect or abuse, two counts of parent or custodian to send a child to school and four counts of second-degree criminal abuse.

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Wilson was sentenced to 10 years in August 2020, after pleading guilty to the same charges.

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