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Craig Chapman (left) and Keith Chapman (right). Plainfield Police Department.

Plainfield police on Tuesday arrested 43-year-old Craig L. Chapman and 42-year-old Keith A. Chapman, both of Plainfield on charges of criminal abuse or neglect of an elderly person.

The two are alleged to have left their elderly mother, Mary Ellen Chapman, in a bed covered in urine and feces for an extended period of time. Police were called to the home in the 15000 block of Route 59 for a report of a woman needing medical care. Chapman was taken to a local hospital where she later died. Police say Chapman was malnourished and incoherent.

Chapman's sons indicated that they were her primary caregivers and are said to have told police that she had not medical care in several months.

The two were taken to the Will County Jail.