Jan 28, 2013 4:59 PM by Janet Hollinshead
Two citizens of Lake Charles were arrested by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies who received notice of a 3 year old and a 4 year old wearing diapers walking down the street alone. Brent J. Nelson, 30, and Carrie D. Hoffpauir, 25, were sleeping when the kids left the home and began walking down the street, and were still asleep when deputies arrived at the home.
When further investigating, deputies found that the two children were experiencing extremely poor living conditions at the home, which included clothes and dishes with mildew and a strong odor of spoiled food.
Nelson and Hoffpauir were each charged with counts of cruelty to a juvenile and child desertion and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center with bonds still pending. The children were removed from the home and are under the care of family members.