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Two charged with Criminal Abuse

Date of News Release: 10/21/2010

(Columbia, Ky.) -- 45-year-old Donna Bartley of Glasgow and 45-year-old Rita Mitchell of Tompkinsville have been arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree. Post 15 received a complaint on 10/20/2010 from Monroe County Social Services in reference to the possible Neglect/Abuse of 24-year-old Kalvin Bartley who suffers with mild mental retardation and Autism.

The investigation revealed that the victim was living at a residence on Flippin Lamb Road, 8 miles north of Tompkinsville, owned by his mother, Donna Bartley. The victim was living under the care of family friend Rita Mitchell. Upon arrival, investigators discovered the victim lying in his own feces and suffering from malnutrition.

Kalvin Bartley is currently being treated at Monroe County Medical Center where he is in stable condition. Donna Bartley and Rita Mitchell were lodged in the Monroe County Jail.

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