Man Arrested for Elder Neglect

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Police arrest a man they say left his mother lying in a bed covered in urine and feces.

Parkersburg police detectives arrested Steven Alan Nicolson Monday for misdemeanor neglect of an incapacitated adult.

According to a criminal complaint, Nicolson's mother, 88-year-old Ruth Nicolson, was living with him on Spring Street in August of this year.

Police say they found Ruth Nicolson lying in a bed covered in urine and feces.

She also appeared to be suffering from malnutrition.

Ruth Nicolson is still in the hospital with her condition improved
and non-life threatening.

Steven Nicolson was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court.

He posted a $1,000 personal recognizance bond and was released.



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