Channel 2's Ross Cavitt reports in 2014 when three disabled men were rescued from an unlicensed care home.

Disabled adults found malnourished, without heat, water in Cobb

A 70-year-old Cobb County woman was arrested for allegedly running an unlicensed care home where three disabled men were living in deplorable conditions, according to police.

A tip led Cobb police to a home in the 300 block of Windy Hill Road, near Smyrna, Officer Mike Bowman said. Officers arrived at the home Thursday to find three disabled adults living without running water or heat, he said.

“The victims were malnourished and living in deplorable conditions,” Bowman said in an emailed statement. “Once discovered, the victims were immediately treated by medical personnel and turned over to Adult Protective Services.”

Helen Flournoy-Bell was arrested and charged with three counts of neglect of a disabled or elderly person, six counts of exploitation of a disabled or elderly person, and once count of operating an unlicensed personal care home, according to police. All of the charges are felonies.

Flournoy-Bell also lived at the home, according to Cobb jail booking records. She was being held Friday morning on $500,000 bond, records showed.

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