JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville couple are charged with child neglect after police said two toddlers were found playing alone in a busy Westside road.
Cheyenne Newberry, 19, and Justin Faggart, 20, were arrested Tuesday.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the two children looked to be 2 years old or younger, and were very close to walking into traffic on Seaboard Avenue near Talton Lane.
When officers arrived at the children's home nearby, police said, the two children were both filthy, in soiled diapers. Police said the interior of the home had rotting food and was covered animal feces.
A third child was also found in a small crib, police said.
The Department of Children and Families responded to scene, but the police report doesn't state where the children were placed.