Man found dead in Ridgeway, his son and daughter-in-law charged with neglect

Tonya Harris

RIDGEWAY, SC (WACH)- Two people are under arrest and charged with Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult after the death of a 63 year old man in Ridgeway.

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, on Tuesday evening, an EMS crew was called to the home of Thomas Green on Bellfield Road, Ridgeway. Green was found dead. Green had been in the care of his son, Dwayne and Dwayne's wife, Tonya L. Harris.

Fairfield County investgators say Dwayne Green had been physically abused his father to the point it contributed to his death. The investigation also noted Tonya Harris had neglected her father-in-law.

Green was not able to care for himself, and is believed to have been in the care of his son and daughter-in-law since the summer of 2012.

This investigation is still in its early stages and the Fairfield County Sheriffâ??s Office will release more information at a later date.