Norfolk woman and man arrested for abuse of their incapacitated son

Posted at 2:19 PM, May 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 17:25:59-04

NORFOLK, Va. - A man and woman have been arrested and charged for abuse and neglect of an "incapacitated adult."

Georgia Arenz and her husband Philip have both been charged with neglecting their disabled son as well as maliciously causing serious bodily injury.

Neighbors told News 3 their son, Jason, is 24 years old and uses a wheelchair. He suffers from cerebral palsy, according to people who know the family.

Many were surprised to hear their neighbors had been charged with such offenses. They said they always saw Jason's mother caring for him, though he was much larger than her and difficult to move around.

Both parents are in jail without bond. Neighbors said their younger daughter is 12 years old and is currently with Child Protective Services.

Georgia and Philip Arenz are set to be back in court on July 26 at 9:30 a.m.