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Bartow Man Jailed For Neglect Of His Disabled Wife

Aug 23, 2013 -- 2:54pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

A Cartersville man was jailed Thursday evening for allegedly threatening harm to his disabled wife at their apartment.

Reports from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Department state Craig Stephen Whitfield, age 36, was taken into custody about 5 pm after deputies heard testimony from the victim and a neighbor that he was mistreating his wife.

The victim told police she could not get out of bed on her own due to her disability and was sitting in her own urine. She claimed her husband had threatened to severely beat her and was throwing things around their bedroom.

Whitfield is charged with Abuse or Neglect of a Disabled Person as well as Criminal Trespass and Making Terroristic Threats under the Family Violence Act.

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