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Three Cocke residents arrested on kidnapping and assault charges related to man with special needs

December 16th, 2011 1:34 pm by Natalie Neysa Alund

Three Cocke residents arrested on kidnapping and assault charges related to man with special needs

NEWPORT — Cocke County authorities said today they've arrested three people, including a mother, in connection to her special-needs son being assaulted and locked in a bathroom for three days.

According to a Sheriff's Department arrest report, deputies conducted a welfare check at a residence on Houge Way in Cosby and discovered Aaron Crosswhite, 23, in a bathtub. Crosswhite, who the report states is a special-needs adult, had his hands and feet duct-taped together when deputies discovered him inside the home.

According to the report, Crosswhite had been in the tub for two days without food or water.

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