3 children removed from filthy Garden City home; parents arrested

GARDEN CITY, Idaho - A Garden City man and woman are facing four counts each of felony injury to a child, after police say the couple’s three children were living in extremely dirty and hazardous conditions.

On June 7th, Garden City police officers received information regarding living conditions at a home in the 300 block of E. 44th Street.

“Officers found the home to be extremely dirty and cluttered with numerous hazards to small children,” according to Garden City police Detective John Brumbaugh. 

“There was clutter, trash, and animal feces throughout the house,” he said. Officers found eleven dogs and one cat also in the house.

The children, all under the age of four, were declared to be in imminent danger and placed into the temporary custody of the State Health and Welfare Department. “The children were medically evaluated and found to have injuries inconsistent with activities common to their ages,” Brumbaugh added. He would not provide details, citing an ongoing investigation.

Warrants were issued and police arrested the parents -– Jacquelynn Smith and Wesley Marcum, both 25, Wednesday evening.

They were booked into the Ada County Jail.

They are scheduled to be arraigned Friday, June 29th at 9 a.m.


 
 

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