4 accused of child, animal neglect in Bullhead City

4 accused of child, animal neglect in Bullhead City

4 accused of child, animal neglect in Bullhead City

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by The Associated Press and azfamily.com

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Posted on March 5, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 10 at 3:37 PM

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BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. -- Authorities in northwestern Arizona have arrested four people on suspicion of child and animal neglect.

Bullhead City police say a search warrant served on a home near Bueno and La Puerta roads Tuesday afternoon revealed that 22 dogs and five children were living in filthy conditions and not allowed to go outside.

Officers say the floors were covered in feces and trash, and cockroaches were scurrying throughout the home.

Child Protective Services has taken custody of five children ranging in age from 5 to 10.

Authorities say there were locks on the refrigerator and food cabinets so the children couldn't access them.

The children told authorities that they hadn't been outside in several months.

Police said two extremely weak Labrador retrievers were found inside the garage without access to food or water.

All 22 dogs were signed over to animal control. The labs are scheduled to be seen by a veterinarian and the 20 Dachshunds will be available for adoption once deemed healthy.

Police say 50-year-old Sherri Lynn Brown, 57-year-old Edward Andrew Brown, 26-year-old James Andrew Brown and 29-year-old Trista Fay Parrott are all facing charges in the case.

Bullhead City Code Enforcement also responded to the scene and declared the home unsafe and uninhabitable.

The local health department was contacted for further investigation.

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