COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Sheriff's deputies found four children living in “unbearable” conditions, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.
This discovery led the arrests of a man and the children’s mother.
Alejandro Trejo Martinez | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department
Britney Darnell Brooks | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Department
Deputies went to Robin Circle at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday where a 5-year-old child was walking in the road with no clothes on, according to Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge.
The sheriff says the deputies found an open door at a home on nearby Hughes Road where a man came to the door and confirmed the child lived there.
Hughes Road is located south of the Columbus city limits in the Whitebury community.
The deputies described a “horrible stench” coming from the home, and they found three other children inside.
The three children's ages were 10, 2 and 1, the sheriff says.
Lowndes County detectives arrested Alejandro Trejo Martinez and Britney Brooks, who both live at the home.
Both face four counts of felony child deprivation.
Arledge says the children were transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, and the Department of Child Protection Services was notified to take custody of them.