Cleveland man charged with neglect of disabled wife


CLEVELAND, Ga. — A report by a home health nurse last week led to the arrest of a Cleveland man who is charged with neglect of a disabled person along with eight counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and the operation of a moohshine still in his home.

Cleveland Police arrested Lee Carter Blake, 53, at his home Friday, April 6, and transported him to the White County Detention Center where he is being held on $13,000 bond.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said deputies went to the home occupied by Blake and his 65-year-old wife, Patricia Blake, who is confined to a wheelchair and found the home to be in “deplorable condition.”

In searching the home, they discovered that Blake, a convicted felon, was in possession of several firearms. He was convicted of theft by taking in 1993.

The search also uncovered an illegal still.


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