State Police arrested two Troy residents on child neglect charges.
Lucas Wayne Buckhannon, 29, and Jamie Lynn Farrar, 30, were arrested and charged with four counts each of child neglect resulting in risk of injury.
On February 20, a State Police trooper was called to assist Child Protective Services with a home check in Troy at the residence of Buckhannon and Farrar, according to the criminal complaint.
The residence had 14 dogs inside the home and dog feces and urine were present throughout the home, according to the criminal complaint.
Four children, with ages ranging from 1 to 4 years old, were then removed from the home and medical evaluations were done on each of them. According to the criminal complaint, the evaluations revealed scratches on the children from an animal that were "severe enough to leave permanent scarring".
The medical evaluations also revealed that three of the juveniles were malnourished and the fourth juvenile was thin for her height, according to the criminal complaint.
A witness told State Police that she observed the children for approximately five and a half hours a day and said that the diapers of the children would not be changed during that time. The witness also stated that the children would go long periods of time with out supervision, according to the criminal complaint.
Buckhannon and Farrar are both in Central Regional Jail with bail set at $200,000.