More Medical Care Required

Laurens City Police arrested a man yesterday alleging failure to provide proper medical care for someone. 58-year-old Richard Anthony Lyons of 4945 Highway 101 North, Gray Court was charged with Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult. An investigation of Sgt. Sellers is cited in a warrant which states that Lyons is the appointed power of attorney over the victim and is thereby obligated by law to ensure the victim receives proper medical care. It states he failed to ensure this, including failure to attend regular visits to a licensed physician. The warrant states that, as a result, the victim was hospitalized for her severe decline in health sustained by the lack of care, in a period of time up to March 20th at a Garlington Street location in Laurens. Mr. Lyons was held overnight, awaiting arraignment.