Dougherty County officials see increase in crime against elderly

(WALB News10)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County law enforcers say exploitation crimes against the elderly are skyrocketing. Investigators, prosecutors, and judges all agree that crooks see many seniors as easy targets. And they say family members are too often the ones exploiting the senior citizens.  

It's a shocking crime that law enforcement says is increasing dramatically as the population ages. The District Attorney says he is looking to start a task force to work only crimes against the elderly...Continue Reading

Arrest made after elderly woman found tied up

(WTVM) 

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -
A shocking case of suspected elder abuse is uncovered by a Meals on Wheels volunteer. An 87-year-old Thomasville woman is in the hospital after police say she was tied up by her caretaker, who is also a relative.

A Meals on Wheels volunteer in Thomasville was on his normal route, taking meals to homes on Monday, but this time, something was different. TPD Sgt. Maurice Holmes said, "He knocked on the door, and he heard a female voice inside screaming for help." Continue Reading...