“They were described by the Animal Control Officer to be have been covered with so many fleas that it was hard to determine what color they were,” she said.
While interviewing a couple at the residence, a detective detected a foul stench coming from inside the home. The detective entered the residence and noticed “all floor surfaces were filthy and littered with feces and urine,” she said.
“Clothing was strewn all over in rooms and bags filled with garbage were throughout the home.”
The detective learned the couple had three children, ages 3, 7 and 10, in the home.
The Clayton County Division of Family and Children Services removed the children from the home.
Ki-Kito Riki Townsend, 33, and Kristina Leigh Prince, 32, were arrested, each on three counts of cruelty to children in the first degree and three counts of animal cruelty, Marbury said.