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Two charged with abuse by caretaker


December 19, 2021

A brother and sister have been charged with abuse by caretaker because they have not been paying nursing home bills for their parents although they have power of attorney (POA).

According to court documents, the district attorney’s office received information from adult protective services (APS) and gave it to Woods County Deputies James Taylor Jones and Sean Farris on Oct. 22. The APS was able to substantiate that Michelle French and David Covalt were financially neglecting their parents, Merle and Barbara Covalt.

Both Merle and Barbara Covalt are unable to make, communicate or carry out...

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