Parents Taylor Shively and Brady Shively were arrested Monday and charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent, authorities said.
An Indiana couple was arrested Monday after their two young children were found wearing dirty diapers, and play along the railway line during a rainstorm, authorities said.
The police in Muncie responded to a call around 5:40 a.m., after receiving a report of “two young animals running around on the track in the rain,” the Muncie Star Press reported.
A motorist at the scene warned the responding officer that he had placed the two boys – by the age of 1-and 2 – in his vehicle after finding them. He told the officer that a train had just passed through the area, the paper reported.
The officer took the boys to the City Hall. He described them as “a large amount of energy” and who “hunger and thirst”, a police statement said.
#Muncie parents arrested after toddler sons, dressed only in diapers, found unattended playing in the rain along the railway line. https://t.co/WyHH6wgIxV pic.twitter.com/7ovHr5F9cc
— The Star Press (@TheStarPress) 18 July 2018
An official of the Department of child services assumed custody of the boys and placed them in a foster home, the Star Press reported.
Just before 8 pm, the boys’ mother, Taylor Nicole Shively, 22, reported her children missing. According to the affidavit, Shively explained that she was on new medication and fell asleep “for a long time, so the children were able to get out.”
Shively and her husband, Brady, Ray Shively, 28, were arrested and charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent, FOX 59 reported.
Brady Shively remained in the Delaware County jail Tuesday without bail. Taylor Shively was held on a $5,000 bond.
According to the Star Press, Taylor Shively’s mother told authorities “the fourth time that she is aware of the children had gotten out of the house, because (their parents) do not look at them.”
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