Two Sentenced To Prison For Elder Abuse

Two Tehama County men have been sentenced in separate cases involving the abuse of a parent. 41-year-old David Petty was on probation for a drug conviction when he was arrested by Red Bluff Police in March. He had assaulted his mother by choking her until she lost consciousness, leaving visible marks on her neck and chest. Petty was sentenced this week to 8-years-8-months in state prison.
 
Last December Tehama County Deputies were sent to a home to check on an elderly couple after they got a call from a concerned family member. They arrived to find an old man on the floor beaten and bruised going in and out of consciousness. He was transported to a hospital, where he died several days later. It was determined that his son, 53-year-old Michael West, had beaten the man and left him on the floor. West was on probation for illegal firearm possession when he was arrested. He made a plea deal and was convicted of elder abuse with injury. West was sentenced this week to 5-years-8-months in state prison.