Man arrested for verbally abusing elderly man in his care

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they have arrested a man after he verbally abused an elderly man in his care.

Officers were called to the home after a neighbor claimed 53-year-old James Nelson Bowers was holding his client hostage.

When police arrived, they say Bowers would not look at them and was struggling to make complete sentences.

They found several empty liquor bottles on the couch.

Authorities say the victim is an elderly man, who has heart problems, and is forced to use a walker to get around the home.

According to the affidavit, police heard Bowers yell and scream at the man.

The victim says he doesn’t like Bowers’ behavior but he needs a caretaker.

Officers also learned that Bowers allegedly monitors all the phone conversations and has threatened other neighbors.

According to the report, Bowers kept telling police, “This is my house” and “Shut up.”

Bowers was charged with verbal abuse by a caretaker and obstructing an officer.