UPDATE (March 1, 2018)-- Ralph McKinney was sentenced to three years, all suspended, meaning he will serve three years of probation.
RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a neglect case in which three children were living in deplorable conditions.
The sheriff’s office served a search warrant at a home in the 7500 block of West 300 South in Farmland.
Officers say the inside of the trailer was in deplorable condition. The floors were soaked in urine and covered in animal feces, and it was infested with cockroaches.
Investigators say they even found a dead rat in the freezer on top of the frozen food.
Sheriff Ken Hendrickson said it was one of the worst living conditions he had observed in his 29 years in law enforcement.
There were three children living in the house ages 11, 16 and 17.
Ralph E. McKinney, 44, and Amy L. McKinney, 32, were arrested on three counts of neglects of a dependent.