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2 Charged After Children Found Living In Deplorable Conditions

2 Charged After Children Found Living In Deplorable Conditions

CREATED Jun 27, 2014

GILES COUNTY, Tenn. – A man and woman have been charged with two counts of child abuse and neglect after two children were found living in deplorable conditions inside a Giles County home.

The Giles County Sheriff’s Office said they found the 12 and 13-year-olds alone inside the home on Case Road in Prospect after receiving a call for a welfare check. The caller stated the children had not eaten in seven days and were home alone.

Authorities said there were feces and urine throughout the house, and the toilet was inoperable. A 200-pound hog along with a large dog were also living in the house.

Only beer was found inside the refrigerator, and there was no other food inside the house.

Authorities also found several syringes inside the home.

Authorities arrested 33-year-old Chad Wayne Coffman and 32-year-old Rachel D. Coffman.

The children were removed from the home and DCS was contacted.

Chad Coffman was also charged with possession of a firearm after showing up at the sheriff’s office with a Glock .357 pistol in his vehicle. Authorities said he was not allowed to have the firearm because of a domestic violence conviction a few weeks ago.

The couple was held at the Giles County Jail with bond set at $7,500 for Mr. Hoffman and $5,000 for Ms. Hoffman.