United States Virginia change
Sri Lanka Breaking News
Sri Lanka parliament
vivalankaSri Lanka newsSri Lanka businessSri Lanka sportsSri Lanka technologySri Lanka travelSri Lanka videosSri Lanka eventssinhala newstamil newsSri Lanka business directory
vivalanka advertising
Stay Connected
Popular Searches
T20 World Cup
Sponsored Links
Sri Lanka Explorer

Lexington parents accused of child neglect released from jail

Mar 7, 2011 5:16:00 PM - thestate.com
A Lexington County couple who were accused of locking their 3-year-old in a dog pen to play have been released from jail.

Edward George Smith, 34, and Kelly Lynn Smith, 37, each were arrested Thursday on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child, according to a warrant from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Each was released on a $5,000 bond, according to a jail report.

The two were arrested after someone found their son - wearing a dirty diaper - wandering alone in the middle of Pond Branch Road. Sheriff's deputies determined where the child lived and when they knocked on the door no one answered. Deputies entered the house and found the Smiths asleep inside.

A 2-year-old child was asleep in a crib saturated with urine and he also was wearing a dirty diaper. Deputies reported that the house smelled of rotting food and spoiled linens. They also said garbage, moldy food and dirty clothes were strewn about the house.

Edward Smith told deputies the couple sometimes locked the 3-year-old in a dog pen to play so they would not have to keep an eye on him. The children were removed from the home, the sheriff's department reported.