A Visalia man was charged Friday with two counts of felony elder abuse after police say he handcuffed his 75-year-old uncle to a chair in a shed.
Marcos Vincent Abrego, 48, was charged with criminal neglect under circumstances likely to produce bodily injury and another count of false imprisonment of an elder, the Tulare County District Attorney's office said.
The charges stem from a 911 call made Wednesday from a woman who saw an emaciated elderly man handcuffed to a chair in a shed, screaming for help.
Visalia police said Abrego was being paid to take care of his elderly uncle and moved to Visalia about a month ago.
Abrego's arraignment will be Monday. If convicted, he faces up to eight years in state prison.
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