A mother and her boyfriend are facing charges of abuse and neglect of the woman’s adult daughter who relied on them for care.
TBI spokesperson Keli McAlister says 42-year-old Belynda Antonette Scott and 38-year-old Carlos Taylor Johnson, both of Decaturville, are charged with Aggravated Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult with Physical Harm, Aggravated Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult with Bodily Injury, and Aggravated Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.
McAlister says agents began investigating the pair after Scott’s 21-year-old daughter was admitted to a Memphis hospital.
The two are being held in the Shelby County Jail on $250,000 bond each and will be transferred to the Decatur County Jail.
The Decaturville Police Department and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.