Man jailed on abuse charges

An arrest was made after an investigation of a dependent adult abuse. In October 2013, the sheriff’s office received a report from the Department  of Human Services of the dependent adult abuse of an 89-year-old Marathon woman.

Between May 2012 and November 2013, over $49,000 worth of the woman’s checks were misappropriated by R. Neal Ruge, 61, of Marathon.  Laurens Police located Ruge on April 17 and he was transferred into custody of the BV County Sheriff’s Office.

Ruge was booked into BV County Jail for dependent adult abuse and was held on a $5,000 bond.