Clover man jailed for alleged neglect of bedridden girlfriend

adys@heraldonline.comNovember 9, 2013 

— - A Clover man who called police claiming his bedridden girlfriend suffering from muscular dystrophy had hidden his medicine was jailed after police found he had not fed her or helped her to the bathroom in almost a full day, deputies said.

Robert Edwin Orndorff Jr., 34, described by police in a York County Sheriff’s office report as both boyfriend and care giver. remains in jail under a $5,000 bond.

When deputies arrived at the Clover home Friday around 2:30 a.m., Orndorff was “grossly intoxicated,” the report states. The invalid girlfriend told police that Orndorff was “pushing her around the bed” and “taking her phone so she couldn’t call for help.”

Officers then found that the woman had not had anything to eat or drink since around 11 a.m. Thursday and had been in the same clothes since Sunday, the report states.

The woman was taken to Piedmont Medical Center where adult protective service workers with the Department of Social Services responded.

Orndorff then “claimed to have a seizure and demanded medical attention,’ the report states. After a trip to the hospital Orndorff was arrested on a charge of neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Online court records show Orndorff since 2012 has pleaded guilty to DUI, shoplifting and disorderly conduct.

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