CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Price Hill couple is in custody for allegedly locking a woman in a hot attic for three days.
Shawn Lloyd, 25, and his girlfriend, Adrienna Daniels, 28, are now charged with abduction after police found Adrienna's mother, Mary Daniels, locked in an attic in the 1600 block of Dewey Ave.
Neighbors said they heard screaming coming from the attic and found Mary Daniels. She said she had been in there for three days without any water and only a pack of crackers and a bucket to use the restroom.
Mary Daniels was taken to the hospital and treated for dehydration. She has since been released from the hospital.
According to a 911 call, Adrienna Daniels was taken to the hospital a few days ago to have a baby. That caller said she tried to contact the Elder Abuse Hotline, but was told they couldn't help because Mary Daniels wasn't 60 years old.
"If somebody is 60 or older, we'll take a lot of information and determine if we should investigate," said Michael J. Boehmer with Hamilton County Job and Family Services. "If they are under age 60 we may make a referral and call the police. We might call MRDD. There are a lot of social service providers it just depends on the situation."
Lloyd was released early Wednesday on $208 bond. He's charged with unlawful restraint and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia. He was taken back into custody Thursday. He and Adrienna Daniels were in court Friday morning. Bond for both of them was set at $10,000. Daniels was also ordered to stay away from her mother.
Neighbors say it's not the first time Daniels was held. Karen Pierce, who shares a basement with Lloyd and Daniels in their duplex, said she would often let Mary Daniels out of the basement.
Her neighbor, Karen Klein, said she had called social service agencies for months.
"The reason why I didn't call the police is that Ms. Mary used to talk to me and say, 'No I'm ok,'" said Klein. "She would just say that, 'No I just need a nurse to come in.'"
When the basement flooded, Daniels was moved to the attic.
"You know she was hungry, dehydrated and everything," said Pierce. "So I mean, I don't understand why someone would want to do that to an elderly person anyway."