Woman charged with adult neglect appears in court

A Cocke County woman appeared in court Monday, accused of leaving her daughter with disabilities in a house full of trash for three years.

Gail Gann, 71, is charged with felony neglect of an adult.

Last week, firefighters had to cut a hole in the side of the house to get her adult daughter out of the home. Her daughter is physically and mentally disabled.

Firefighters say the trash in the house was four to five feet high.

Gann made a $75,000 bond and is out of jail. She says she plans to hire a lawyer for a hearing in the coming weeks.

Her daughter is being cared for by Adult Protective Services.


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