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Two Crowley men arrested after elderly relative found in bad shape

Welch and Hoffpauir
Posted at 2:29 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 17:29:15-04

Crowley Police arrested two Crowley men after an elderly family member they were in charge of was found in bad shape.

Raymond Hoffpauir, 57 and Dustin Welch, 27, were the alleged caregivers for the woman, and allegedly admitted that they hadn't taken care of her in weeks. They were booked with cruelty to the infirm. Their bonds have been set at $25,000 each.

The investigation began on Saturday when police were called to Acadia General Hospital. A family member had gone to check on the elderly lady and found her very weak, with bandages on legs and ankles. The wounds were very discolored and had open sores. The family member alleged that she had found roaches and rats in the woman's home.

Officers talked to Hoffpauir and Welch, who were alleged to be her caregivers and lived in the house with her, police say. At first they denied everything, but they later allegedly admitted to not taking care of her. They allegedly admitted that the bandages on her wounds hadn't been changed in days, and that they hadn't given the woman her needed insulin injections for weeks.

The elderly victim, at press time, remains in the hospital receiving care and Adult Protective Services has been contacted to continue the investigation, police say.

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