Springfield couple allegedly allowed kids to live in dirty home

Jacob Jewett
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Jacob Jewett

A Springfield couple is accused of allowing two kids to live in an apartment filled with trash and dirty clothes.

Jacob Jewett and Abagail Jewett, 26, were charged with two counts of child endangering in Clark County Municipal Court. They pleaded not guilty and were released on their own recognizance

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Springfield police began an investigation when they were called to an Olive Street apartment to assist a child services caseworker, a police report says. The caseworker launched an investigation when the couple’s 3-month-old was having trouble gaining weight, the report says.

There also was a 2-year-old living at the apartment.

“Officers immediately observed that the apartment was littered with dirty clothes and trash,” the report says. “You could not step in the apartment without stepping on trash or dirty clothes.”

Officers said there was a large dog in the apartment and officers noticed dirty diapers and dog waste on the floor.

“The kitchen counter was covered with dirty dishes,” the report says. “There was adequate food in the refrigerator/freezer.”

The children were removed from the home and placed with a family member, the report says. The dog warden picked up the dog.

A next court date in the case was not set.

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Abagail Jewett

Abagail Jewett
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Abagail Jewett

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