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Man Accused of Elder Abuse of Grandmother

A 26-year-old probationer was arrested after Murrieta police said he allegedly forced his 87-year-old grandmother to write a check to him against her will.

A Wildomar man is behind bars after his grandmother reported he had allegedly forced her to write a $300 check to him against her will, police said today.

Tyler James Wedge, 26, was arrested Tuesday morning after the 87-year-old Murrieta woman reported the alleged abuse, said Murrieta police Lt. Tony Conrad, in a news release.

Wedge, who was was already on probation for a theft charge, was tracked to Wildomar by the Murrieta Police Department Parole and Probation Team, the lieutenant said.

Murrieta police arrested Wedge at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Wildomar, where he was also allegedly found in possession of a "considerable" amount of prescription drugs, Conrad said.

"Further investigation revealed those controlled substances were in Mr. Wedge's possession for the purpose of illegal sales," Conrad said.

Wedge was booked at the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of burglary, false imprisonment, elder abuse, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics for sale, probation violation and receiving stolen property.

Jail records showed Wedge was being held on $150,000 bail.

Editor's Note: This article was updated at 4:50 p.m. Jan. 18 with the amount of the check the grandson allegedly forced the grandmother to write.

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