Siblings charged with neglect of bedridden adult in Rhea County, Tenn.

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A brother and sister from Rhea County, Tenn., have been charged with felony neglect after the discovery of a woman in their care who had not been moved from her bed in years.

George Gill and Joyce Hensley were charged on grand jury indictments after a tip led authorities to the siblings' property, Rhea County Sheriff's Office investigator Rocky Potter said.

photo George Gill is charged with neglect and abuse of a vulnerable adult in a Rhea County Sheriff's Office case.

photo Joyce Laverne Hensley is charged with neglect and abuse of a vulnerable adult in a Rhea County Sheriff's Office case.

The tip came through 911 dispatchers from Adult Protective Services, acting on a request for a welfare check on an adult who was possibly "in an unhealthy living environment," Potter said.

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