Macon County Chronicle

Children Found Living in Atrocious, Disgusting Conditions - Mother & Boyfriend Arrested

By Jessie Williams 

A mother and her boyfriend were arrested on three counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect by Macon County officers last Sunday, November 28. 

According to a report written by Deputy Jason Sells, he was dispatched to a residence on Twins Lane for a vandalism report. 

Upon investigation, it was discovered that juveniles residing at 2097 Akersville Rd. broke four windows in one trailer and one window in another trailer.

Officers arrived at the Akersville Road residence where the juveniles lived with their mother, 35-year-old Stacey Early, and her boyfriend, 52-year-old Dennis Crook. 

Upon entering the residence officers described the living condition of the home as “atrocious, heinous, disgusting and deplorable.”

The report states there was rotten food, feces, garbage, bed bugs and filth in every single room of the residence. 

The three juveniles did not have any sheets to sleep with on the bed, and their beds had what appeared to be feces on them. 

One bathroom had raw sewage backed up in the room, and the smell of feces and urine inside the home was unbearable. Rotten food was found on the stove and in the fridge. 

The children, ages 6, 10 and 11, admitted to officers they had not bathed in three weeks.

Ms. Early told officers she was aware of the bed bug bites all over the children and had done nothing. 

Both Early and her boyfriend were taken into custody and charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect. Their bonds were set at $75,000 each and they are scheduled to appear in general sessions court on Dec. 29, 2021. 

The children were removed from the residence.