Man Accused of Abusing His Own Mother

By David Chang
|  Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 6:00 PM EDT
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Man Accused of Abusing His Own Mother

New Castle County Police

Stephen Myers

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A Delaware man was arrested for allegedly abusing his own mother.

On Sunday, around 11 a.m., New Castle County Police were called to the Christiana Medical Center for a report of an abuse to an elderly woman.

An officer arrived and learned that a 79-year-old woman had been taken to the hospital. The officer learned the woman was unable to care for herself and relied heavily on her son, identified as 39-year-old Stephen Myers.

Investigators learned that the woman had been mistreated and suffered injuries to her upper body while in her son’s care, according to officials.

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On Monday, Myers was arrested and taken into custody. He is charged with abuse, neglect, exploitation or mistreatment of an infirmed adult and assault in the second degree. He was released on $8,000 unsecured bond and was issued a no contact order.

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