Inside the Hightowers’ home, investigators found roach infestation, rotting garbage and animal feces and urine, the warrants stated.
Carlton Hightower was released Friday afternoon after posting $15,000 bond, and Sharon Hightower was released early Saturday after posting $20,000 bond, jail records show.
Also last week, three adults were arrested after investigators found nine children living in filthy conditions, Gwinnett County police said.
An anonymous tip led investigators to a Lawrenceville-area home, where inside they found deplorable conditions for the children, ranging in age from a newborn to 9 years old.
"There was a large amount of trash," Cpl. Jake Smith told Channel 2 Action News. "The home was in disrepair, the walls and the ceiling, (there was) mold, fecal matter from animals."
Police arrested and charged Rebecca Black, Jerry Towler and Jessica Towler with multiple counts of reckless conduct and child cruelty. Police believe Black is mother to five of the children, including the infant, the Towlers had four children of their own.
All three were booked into the Gwinnett County jail Thursday and later released.