Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office
A Department of Social Services caseworker called deputies on June 12 to report that a 100-year-old woman was not receiving proper care, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
The caseworker claimed that the woman was not receiving adequate medical attention in the last week and lost approximately 10 pounds.
She said that the woman has also wandered from the property several times while no one was tending to her and that neighbors had to bring her back to the residence and lock her inside, the report said.
A deputy spoke with the woman’s daughter who said the woman didn’t go to her doctors’ appointments because the woman didn’t feel well and because she didn’t have anyone who could take her.
The caseworker said an agency sent a transportation service to the woman’s residence to take her to and from her doctors’ appointments.
According to the incident report, the daughter refused the service and alleged that it costs too much money. The caseworker says that Medicaid covered all expenses for the woman.
A deputy decided to place the woman in emergency protective custody.
Orangeburg County EMS transported the woman to the Regional Medical Center to get her checked out before placing her in the care of DSS.
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In other reports:
• A Eutawville woman reported on Tuesday afternoon that someone stole her vehicle from the intersection of Dawson Street and Toney Bay Road.
She’d left the 2014 Chrysler 300 there for several hours due to a flat tire.
The vehicle is valued at $15,000.
• A 13-year-old Orangeburg County juvenile alleged Tuesday that her father physically assaulted her after she didn’t wash the dishes to his liking.
The girl told deputies that she was asleep in her bed when her father woke her up, yelling for her to clean the dishes, according to an incident report.
She got up and washed the dishes, but her father wasn’t satisfied with the job, the girl said. She said he yelled at her and cornered her in the laundry room.
The girl alleged her father punched her in her face and head and grabbed her by her arms, which caused her to fall to the ground.
She said that her father then kicked her in the stomach as her mother tried to get him off of her, the report said.
A deputy photographed the girl’s injuries and called the Department of Social Services.
The girl stated she didn’t want to press charges against her father. She provided a written statement to deputies, but the mother did not.
A DSS caseworker said the mother and both of her children will stay at an unknown location during the investigation.