The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has charged a Leesville man with cruelty to the infirm, after a victim was admitted to Byrd Hospital through the emergency room June 11.


The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has charged a Leesville man with cruelty to the infirm, after a victim was admitted to Byrd Hospital through the emergency room June 11.
Dewayn Brack, 57, was arrested June 12 after an elderly female victim alleged that Brack had withheld prescription medication from her.
Vernon Parish deputies were alerted to the welfare concern of the woman who told deputies that she'd become weak, immobile and eventually helpless after her son became angry with her and refused to give her her medication. After several days, she was able to make contact with another family member who  checked on her. She was transported to Bryd Hospital by ambulance on Friday, June, 11 and spoke with deputies on Saturday morning.
Brack was charged with cruelty to the infirmed and booked into the Vernon Parish jail with a bond set at $100,000.00.