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Memphis man arrested and charged for abusing a disabled adult

Denzel Triggs, 28, was working as a caregiver when the assaults happened.
Credit: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Medicaid Fraud Control Division have arrested a Memphis man for abusing a vulnerable adult in his care.

An investigation on Denzel Triggs, 28, began in February after the TBI received information from the Tennessee Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. During the investigation, agents determined that Triggs, while working as a caregiver, assaulted an intellectually delayed, vulnerable adult in the 6500 block of Bald Oak Drive in Memphis.

On October 12th, the Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Triggs with one count of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult. 

Monday, Triggs was arrested and booked into the Shelby County Jail on a $20,000 bond.