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POLICE: Louisville couple arrested for abusing mentally challenged adult

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Chris Battle (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Chris Battle (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Vickie Battle (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Vickie Battle (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police say they have arrested a couple for allegedly abusing a mentally challenged adult.

Authorities arrested Chris and Vickie Battle on Friday night after they say the couple abused a 25-year-old male victim who is mentally challenged. The victim is Vickie Battle's son and Chris Battle's stepson, according to arrest reports.

The victim, who lives in a full-time caregiver's residence, was visiting the Battles' residence for the weekend. Police say Vickie Battle and her son became involved in an argument that became physical. Vickie Battle reportedly became upset with her son over his recent behavior.

Vickie Battle is accused of grabbing her son and pushing him against a wall, causing a hole to form.

Chris Battle allegedly tied his stepson to a pole with an extension cord. While the victim was tied to a pole, Chris Battle struck the victim on the buttocks with a belt at least two times.

Vickie Battle took her son back to his full-time residence two days after the incident, where he told his caregiver what happened. The victim allegedly suffered two dislocated shoulders, bruising to his wrists and buttocks, and a small cut on his forehead. The victim was taken to St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital for treatment and police were contacted.

Police say they took a report and photos of the victim's injuries.

Chris Battle allegedly admitted in a recorded statement that he tied up his stepson and struck him with a belt. Vickie Battle also admitted in a taped statement that she struck the victim with a belt, according to police.

The Battles are charged with abuse and neglect of an adult person.

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