COLUMBUS, Ind. (WXIN) -- Two people were arrested Sunday night for child neglect after the Columbus Police Department found an 11-month-old left alone inside a home with poor living conditions.
Officers arrived at a Columbus home for a welfare check around 11:15 p.m.
Police said Bradley A. Longworth, 38, told the officers he lived at the home, and an infant child was picked up by a friend and was not inside the residence.
The infant’s mother, Sarah E. Coe, 28, of Columbus, arrived a short time later. Police say Coe told them the child was inside the house.
Officers entered the home and observed deplorable living conditions, including the overwhelming odor of animal urine and feces.
Police arrested Longworth and Coe, and they were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail with a 48-hour hold on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent.