Children Found In Filth; Parents Arrested

Two parents are in jail after their children were found living in a home in Jessamine County that police call downright filthy.

Police arrested Latisha Davis and John High for endangering the children, ages four, three and 21- months old.

It all started when a neighbor called police to say three kids were running in and out of traffic. At least one of the children wasn't wearing any clothes.

Police say when they showed up at the home, the parents had no idea the children had left the house. Police say the house was filled with trash and say it was filthy.

Davis and High are lodged in the Jessamine County Detention Center on wanton endangerment charges.

Neighbors say the kids are living with family members in Lexington.


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  • by Jason Location: Ohio on Aug 24, 2007 at 06:43 PM
    for onew thing the media blows things out of perportion one thign they dont tell you is teh fact the family was goign through things and getting ready to move thast why there was stuff piled everywhere secoundly the door was locked and the oldest girl got the doo runlocked while latisha was tryign to figurte out what to make for the kids to eat for dinner i know her ive seen her so many times bend over backwards for those kids but as always the media has to take a mistake an accedent and blame someone when it was beyond their controm and for the record they done even have her name or age right its spelled LATISHIA and she is 27 NOT 26 and last the youngest kid is not 18 months she is 21 months old another case of the media tryign to place the blame and ruin a persons name withotu knowing the facts
  • by Stephanie on Aug 8, 2007 at 10:18 AM
    hey i no them.... sad
  • by linda Location: kentucky on Aug 4, 2007 at 06:53 PM
    every body says report every thing for all the good it does..we reported a mother on drugs the child eat up with lice and they will not do a thing about it.the mother is also eat up with lice and social services wont do a thing about it .so who do you report it to?
  • by concerned citizen Location: Lexington on Aug 4, 2007 at 03:43 PM
    I am a foster parent.I have seen some of this kind of stuff before. The parents should not be given another chance until they can prove for at least 6 mos. they can keep the place clean and stay off drugs long enough to even know where their kids are. I have seen kids sent home too early. The same thing just happens again and the kids are the ones who suffer. If they are with family who loves them and will care for them leave them there. If the parents don't care enough to at least keep the house clean they don't care for the kids. all they think about is themselves. God help us all if we hurt one of the little ones! By sending them back into the same filthy and unhealthy environment we are harming them.
  • by parent/educator on Aug 4, 2007 at 09:08 AM
    Sadly, this is a typical case of many children/families. The only thing we can do to help is to actually help those who need it and to educate them on how to help themselves and their children instead of "beating them down" in order to make ourselves feel "superior". I honestly believe that NO ONE chooses to live like this or neglect their precious children. It must be simply lack of education or mental illness or a very low cognitive ability. Until our society stops relishing in the hurt of others and starts helping those in these situations to learn to help themselves it will continue to be a downward spiral. How many people when asked at 5 or 6 years old "what do you want to be when you grow up?" would say a neglectful parent, drug abuser, etc. Think about it! No one would choose this way of life!
  • by Jack Location: Pike County on Aug 4, 2007 at 06:22 AM
    Hey Connie! The neighbors probably did report it, and report it, and report it, and report it.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2007 at 07:46 PM
    I hope the public listens to the comment from a realitive!! Not many families stand against their own kin. This is a brave and heroic stand for the children!! People who want to see this as a slap on the hand must be worried about their own doings and how they can get away with abuse.
  • by Bandy Location: Lexington on Aug 3, 2007 at 07:20 PM
    Thank goodness the neighbor called the police about the children running in the street before....one of them got hit!
  • by Bossy Location: Ky on Aug 3, 2007 at 09:55 AM
    I am a mother of 2 beautiful boys 7 and 4. I also watch children in my home for mothers that just need time alone or can't find a babysitter after 6 pm. I love children. I dont think children should be outside unsupervised. There is way too many child molesters and freaks out in this world. If I didn't love them I would have been on birth control. Its sad that children are born to people for revenge, pity, or money. Children are helpless. Why hurt a child? why not keep them in a nice home. My place isn't the best but Its a clean home for my kids. If I could I would take in ANY and ALL children I could. Thing is i'm just 25 and have more since than most of these parents in the world. Children come first!! No man no woman nothing. Show them love!!
  • by Turn on the A/C Chris Bailey Location: Lexington on Aug 3, 2007 at 07:17 AM
    "Where are the parents?" This question is asked by people who care to make a difference in the lives of others. Most people don't realize baby making is natural & sadly, it doesn't require money, education, or a sense of responsibility. I work with teens that have been abused, abandoned, taught to deal drugs, molest kids, steal & cheat by their parents. I know kids that their only purpose in this world is a check mom & dad get each month. No one is perfect & people make bad choices in life, but there is absolutely NOTHING that can make a parent love, care for, feed & clothe a child. You can't make someone be responsible. Even parents that are responsible can't supervise a child 24/7/365. Take news from the past week: fetuses found in garbage bags, kids living in filthy conditions, a baby left on the courthouse steps, a teen drowns in the river, and a car crash kills a teen. As responsible people, we can only hope our influence & guidance helps the next generation make positive decisions
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