Updated: Thursday, 27 May 2010, 8:12 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 27 May 2010, 5:33 PM EDT
MEDWAY, Ohio (WDTN) - A Medway mother and her boyfriend were taken to jail, after deputies found their children living in filthy conditions.
Deputies say it all came to light when they responded to a domestic violence call at 13 Dogwood Road.
The grandparents of the two babies were in a fight with their mother, Samantha Lowry, because she wouldn't clean up.
A mailman driving by the home told 2 News he dropped off Good Housekeeping magazine at the home once a month, but deputies said what they found inside, was far from good.
"It was very unclean, unsanitary. The stench was obnoxious. You could see mold on the walls. It smelled like a lot of urine, dirt, and filth," said Sgt. Dee Shaw, with the Clark County Sheriff's office.
Court documents stated there was mold growing on the walls, trash and clothes piled up to the ceilings, and just pathways in the home, to walk from room to room.
Deputies said when they opened the refrigerator, several cockroaches came crawling out. There was also uncovered food in the refrigerator, along with the roaches.
Court documents stated Children Services already has an open case against the parents. This time, they removed a 15 month old girl and 5 month old baby boy from the home.
Rowly pleaded not guilty to child endangering charges in court. Her boyfriend Timothy Humphreys was also arraigned, but he was released on his own recognizance.
2 News asked Timothy Humphreys why his children were living in such dirty conditions.
"I'm not talking right now," said Humphreys.
We asked Humphreys how his home had gotten so dirty. He said, "I work 40 hours a week and am trying to take care of two kids. You try doing that, have a good day."
The judge has ordered Rowly and Humphreys not to have any contact with their two children, who are now in state custody.
"I wouldn't let my dogs live like that," said Sgt. Shaw.
Samantha Lowry's bond was set at $1,000.