A young couple was arrested on Friday, February 4, for endangering the welfare of three minors due to "unsuitable living conditions."
Corbin Patrolman Jarrett Carr assisted the Whitley County Department of Child Based Services (DCBS) on a referral at a home in Corbin.
Inside the home, officials found a two-month-old, a one-year-old, and a five-year-old.
During a walkthrough welfare check, officials noted:
A two-month-old child was located by the DCBS worker allegedly laying in a cradle covered in the child's feces along with a blanket around the child's airway.
Suspected marijuana and paraphernalia were lying on a coffee table within reach of the children.
Officials reportedly had to step over clothes and other various items as there were no clear pathways throughout the home.
There were also dirty dishes with food debris covering most of the kitchen causing insects to swarm and fly throughout the home.
Stephen and Tina Hinkle of Corbin were arrested on scene and charged with: Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, and Criminal Abuse - Third Degree - Child Under 12. DCBS removed the children.
Patrolman Brentley Patrick and Whitley County DCBS assisted at the scene.
Samantha Walden, Staff Writer at the Kentucky Daily