MILLINGTON, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Drugs, dogs in horrible conditions, and a near drowning were all uncovered Monday night by investigators at a home in Millington.
The parents of a toddler found unresponsive in a pool are facing a list of charges. That child, Skye Washington, is now recovering at a hospital in critical condition. A 6-year-old boy was also found in the home. He was taken to the hospital for observation.
Her parents, Marlon Washington and Edward Cammile, faces several charges, including child endangerment, possession of meth, and cruelty to animals. And it’s not the first time they’ve been in trouble with the law.
Their neighbors weighed in as they looked in on a multi-dimensional crime scene.
“That’s what really hurts me today, it’s the child,” O’Neil Jones, one of those neighbors, said.
Jones didn’t take the news well, as he saw Shelby County investigators and animal control at his neighbors’ Millington home Tuesday morning.
“I just can’t believe that it would be done in this neighborhood, because everybody over here is professional, everybody makes good money,” Jones said.
Jones’ neighbors, Washington and Cammile, are in jail, accused of endangering their 3-year-old child and mistreating their dogs.
“I’m kind of shocked,” Jones said.
Monday night, paramedics were called after the toddler was found lying face down in a pool. As investigators searched inside the home on Snoal Cove, it went from bad to worse.
They found 10 dogs in kennels without food and water and covered in feces and another dog outside covered in ticks.
According to the affidavit, investigators also removed a handgun, meth, two syringes, two glass pipes, and three needles from a home they described as hot and dirty.
“All the neighbors over here are suspicious, you know, about this house and the people that live there.”
Court records show Washington and Cammile were previously arrested on domestic assault charges, with the most recent last week at the same home.
“Very strange, quiet couple that kept to themselves and they wouldn’t even wave or say hello to anyone in the neighborhood,” Jones said.
Washington and Cammile are due in court Wednesday on the latest charges.