Two Arrested for Unlawful Neglect

On May 9th at approximately 2:45PM, Deputies responded to the 8000 area of Indian Mound Road in Ware Shoals in reference to conducting a welfare check on children living at that residence. Upon arrival, Deputies observed the home and property to be in deplorable condition, with large piles of trash, broken glass, nails, and multiple uncapped hypodermic needles on the ground where the children were playing. Inside of the home, Deputies observed there to be no running water, no food, one single filthy bed for all of the children to sleep in, multiple piles of dog feces in the floor, exposed wiring, no kitchen sink, and a sagging floor. In addition, multiple uncapped hypodermic needles, unprotected razor blades, drug paraphernalia items, and several plastic baggies containing white crystal-like residue were also observed to be in plain sight and within easy reach of the children. Methamphetamine was found on scene. Two dogs were discovered outside completely covered in mange with no food, water, or shelter. The animals and three children were removed from the premises.

Ashley Roach of the home was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child, Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute, one count of Ill Treatment of Animals (in general), and one count of Ill Treatment of Animals (in general, torture).

Daniel Ivey of the home was arrested and charged with 3 counts of Unlawful Neglect of a Child, one count of Ill Treatment of Animals (in general), and one count of Ill Treatment of Animals (in general, torture).

Sheriff Reynolds had the following to say, “These situations are heart breaking. For children to live in conditions such as these is despicable. All too often, people choose to live in filth and condemn their children.”



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