Children Found Living In Filth; Couple Charged With Child Abuse
Khouri Nicole Fritsch
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A couple has been arrested on child abuse/neglect charges after two young children were found living in deplorable conditions.
Clarksville Police were called to a home on Dominion Drive around 11:45 p.m. Sunday for a reported domestic dispute. Officers reported a strong odor, and found cockroaches, dog feces, soiled diapers, trash, broken furniture, and a steak knife on the floors of the home.
The two children, ages one and three months, were found wearing only diapers.
Officers also learned that during the dispute, a dresser was knocked over on top of the 3-month child, who was in her car seat. The handle was up at the time, and police said that prevented her from being injured.
Police took 25-year-old Michael Winters and 20 year-old Khouri Nicole Fritsch into custody on two counts of child abuse/neglect. Winters was also charged with domestic assault.
The Department of Children's Services took custody of the two children.
Bail for Winters was set at $20,500; Fritsch was held on $20,000 bond.