Deputies say two men refused to give elderly woman medicine

NAVARRE, Fla. (WKRG) — Two Santa Rosa County men now face elderly abuse charges after deputies say they took a woman out of a nursing home and refused to give her medicine.

Rich Aloy with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office says Thomas and James Hermann, who are father and son kept the woman in a home that was in terrible condition.

“You had an air conditioner that wasn’t working,” Aloy said. “You had a roof that was in bad need of repair. It was just a very bad home to be in.”

The arrest report also says the room where the victim slept had an exposed ceiling where fiberglass was falling near her head.

Aloy says he could not comment on the relationship between the men and the victim, he could only say they were her caretakers.

Authorities say both men have bonded out of jail.

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