Crime

Boise couple faces felony charges after 6 kids found in 'filthy and dangerous' home

Lawrence Rose, left, and Jamie Rose were arrested last week on charges of felony injury to child after their children were found in filthy conditions.
Lawrence Rose, left, and Jamie Rose were arrested last week on charges of felony injury to child after their children were found in filthy conditions. Ada County Jail

Two Boiseans were arrested last week and charged with felonies after their six children were found in "filthy and dangerous living conditions," according to a press release from the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

Lawrence F. Rose, 43, and Jamie P. Rose, 42, each face a single count of felony injury to a child.

Detectives began investigating the couple in May after receiving reports from a third party who was concerned about the condition of the family's South Boise home. Over the last several years, detectives had received similar reports about the same home, but had not been able to search inside or talk to the children, ACSO said.

On Thursday, detectives were able to develop enough evidence to serve a search warrant for the home. Inside, they found debris, trash and dirty clothes strewn throughout the house, as well as animal feces on the ground. An "overwhelming odor" of animal waste filled the home.

"One bathroom only had a toilet – there was no sink or shower, and the walls were full of holes," ACSO reported. "The kitchen was covered with trash and decaying food, and several flies flew out of a microwave when the door was opened."

In addition, a bottle of morphine sat on a table within reach of the children, who range in age from 14 to 4 years old.

The children were found to be in imminent danger and placed with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The Idaho Humane Society removed two dogs and a cat from the home.

Both Jamie and Lawrence Rose bonded out of the Ada County Jail by Monday. They're scheduled to appear in court July 6. If convicted, they face up to 10 years in prison.

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