Fla. Man Charged After Leaving Mother, 78, Naked and Covered in Feces

A Broward County, Fla., man is being held on elderly neglect and other charges after police found his 78-year-old mother naked and covered in feces.

Paris Martz was charged Sunday with elderly neglect, battery on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence. The 40-year-old was taken to the Broward County Jail where he is being held Monday on a $2,100 bond. Jail records did not list an attorney for Martz.

A police report says Wilton Manors officers went to a home to investigate reports of smoke. There was no fire when they arrived, but Martz ran away from police and was chased down. The mother came out naked and covered in feces. She was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

Inside officers found newspapers and trash stacked throughout.