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Grandfather found 'stuck to a couch' with bedsores

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Grandfather found 'stuck to a couch' with bedsores

A 92-year-old man was admitted to a Tennessee hospital after being found covered in feces and literally "stuck to a couch," police said.

Elbert C. Williams was found with large bedsores including one around his genitals that prevented him from discharging waste, officials said.


“The nurse reported he had pieces of the couch on his buttocks area where he had a very large and severe bedsore with skin slippage,” an arrest warrant states, according to the Citizen Tribune newspaper in Morristown, Tennessee, which is about 50 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Police charged Williams' grandson Matthew Allen McReynolds, 24, with aggravated elder abuse. McReynolds, who is Williams' caretaker, had been jailed for failing to show up for court.

Williams was discovered by a friend who went to check on him.

Police found trash and animal feces throughout the house. Dogs apparently had destroyed much of the couch that Williams was on.