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Garden City parents arrested after police find children living in filth, dog feces

Wesley Marcum
Wesley Marcum

Two Garden City residents were arrested Wednesday and charged with four felony counts of injury to a child after police found their three children to be living in "hazardous" conditions, the Garden City Police Department said in a news release Thursday.

Jacquelynn Smith and Wesley Marcum, both 25, will be arraigned Friday at 9:30 a.m.

Garden City police were alerted to the living conditions of the three children, all younger than 4, on June 7. The residence, located on the 300 block of East 44th Street, was found to be dirty and filled with hazards, including dog feces, police said. The children were removed from the home and put into the Idaho Department of Health Welfare's custody.

The children were determined to have "injuries inconsistent with activities common to their ages" after an investigation, leading to the arrests of Smith and Marcum.

Earlier this week, two Boise parents were arrested on felonies after their six children were found in "filthy and dangerous living conditions."