Springfield police: 2 kids living in home smelling of urine

A Springfield woman has been charged with two counts of child endangering after police alleged two children were found living in a dirty apartment that smelled of urine.

Alexis M. Stewart, 23, of 944 Sunset Ave., will appear in Clark County Municipal Court today to face the charges.

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Springfield police alleged they responded to the home on Wednesday after a neighbor called to report possible dangerous conditions. They reportedly found two children, according to court records, and a mattress on the living room floor, a litter box with feces in it, and a table with cigarette butts and ashes. The refrigerator was dirty with little food in it, police said.

All three bedrooms “were filled with an abundance of clothing on the floors, mattresses on the floor with no sheets and which smelled of urine,” according to a police report.

One bedroom also had a car tire in the middle of the floor.

In the bathroom, “there was a bucket filled with water from the toilet, there clothes on the floor and it smelled strongly of urine,” the report says.

Stewart faces up to 18 months in jail for each charge if convicted, according to court records. She has previously been convicted of child endangering, according to the police report.


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