Investigation continues into abuse at Alabama veterans home

Alabama News

GRAND BAY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Mobile County said an investigation into elder abuse at a veterans group home was ongoing, as deputies attempted to piece together how the home came into existence.

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office seized hundreds of paper records from Square One Life Management LLC after owners Donny and Tilena Owens were arrested last week.

This happened after six veterans were hospitalized after being found in an unlicensed group home without access to food, drinks, their medications and a phone.

News outlets reported that deputies found the men after one resident left the home in Mobile County and got a driver to call for help Tuesday night. Deputies say they found the men living in deplorable conditions with no access to food or drinks since the cabinets, pantries, and refrigerators were locked with padlocks. 

Capt. Paul Burch said authorities were investigating how the six men arrived at the home and what happened during their time there.

Donny and Tilena Owens were charged May 26 with several counts of elder abuse.

Burch said the home was in deplorable conditions. Donny Owens’ attorney said the case was being sensationalized.  

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