One 5-year-old boy and two 3-year-old boys, who lived in a home blanketed with dog feces and urine, were taken into state custody and their parents were arrested Tuesday by a Rutherford County Sheriff’s detective. Travis Krueger, 24, and his live-in girlfriend, Jennifer L. Winstanley, 22, both of Cedar Street off County Farm Road near Murfreesboro, were charged with reckless endangerment by Detective Steve Craig. Krueger is the father of one of the 3-year-old boys and Winstanley is the mother of the 5-year-old and the second 3-year-old boy. Craig accused the parents of keeping the children in a house with dog feces that could cause multiple health hazards. Rutherford County Codes Director David Jones and staff members responded, stating the home was unsafe. They issued an order that no one should enter the home. Officers from Pet Adoption and Welfare Services took possession of 11 dogs, citing the couple with animal cruelty. Both parents were booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where they were later released on $2,500 bond. A hearing is scheduled Feb. 11 in General Sessions Court in Rutherford County.
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