POLICE: 2 arrested after abusing mentally challenged son

POLICE: 2 arrested after abusing mentally challenged son

POLICE: 2 arrested after abusing mentally challenged son

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by WHAS11

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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 24 at 4:44 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – On Feb. 15, 2014 police said 48-year-old Chris Battle and 47-year-old Vickie Battle abused a mentally challenged 25-year-old man.

The 25-year-old man was visiting his mom and stepfather on Feb. 15 when Chris and Vickie Battle got into a verbal argument that became physical, according to police.

Police said Vickie Battle was upset with her son over his recent behavior. Police said that is when Chris Battle grabbed the victim and threw him against a wall. Chris Battle then took his stepson and tied him to a pole with an extension cord and he proceeded to strike his stepson with a belt on the buttocks at least three times, according to police.

According to the police report, Vickie Battle also struck the victim with a belt at least two times on the buttocks.

Police said Vickie Battle took her son home, to his full-time caregiver, two days after the incident.

The 25-year-old told his caregiver what happened and was taken to St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said. The victim had two dislocated shoulders, bruising on his wrists and buttocks and a small cut on this forehead, according to the police report.

At the time of the incident Vickie Battle has guardian the 25-year-old but he lived with a full-time caregiver.

Chris and Vickie Battle are charged with knowingly abusing/neglect of an adult.

 

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