MILLINGTON, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says additional charges are pending after a toddler was critically injured after nearly drowning in a swimming pool.
It happened about 7:00 p.m. Monday in the 9200 block of Snoal Cove in Millington. Investigators say deputies arrived to find paramedics performing CPR on a 3-year-old girl. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Deputies on the scene say they found another 6-year-old in the home, which according to the affidavit, was hot and very dirty. That child was taken to the hospital for observation.
Deputies say they found 10 dogs in kennels littered with feces, without food or water, inside the home. They say they found an eleventh dog outside, severely emaciated and covered in ticks. Animal control went to the home Tuesday morning to remove the dogs.
While searching the house to make sure no other children were in danger, deputies say they found meth and a syringe in plain view. A more thorough search turned up more drugs and paraphernalia, as well as a gun in one of the vehicles at the home.
According to the affidavit, the father of the injured toddler, Marlon Washington, told investigators he had gone to Walmart in Raleigh, and left the children with their other father, Edward Cammile. He told investigators he returned to find his daughter face down in the pool, and pulled her out to begin CPR. He said Cammile called for an ambulance.
49-year-old Marlon Washington and 57-year-old Edward Cammile both face charges of cruelty to animal, drug and drug paraphernalia possession, and violating bail conditions for domestic abuse.
According to another affidavit, both men had also been arrested after a domestic abuse incident June 19th.
Again, the sheriff’s office says additional charges are pending against the men.