ACSO: Kuna couple jailed after kids found in unsafe, dirty house

KUNA -- A Kuna man is facing multiple felony charges after authorities say five children were discovered living in filthy conditions.

Isaac Moroni Hyatt, 35, was arrested Monday, several weeks after Kuna Police declared his children were in imminent danger. Kristal Marie Bridgman,  Hyatt's live-in girlfriend who is not related to the children was arrested Wednesday. 

The investigation began Oct. 21 after someone called police with concerns about living conditions inside Hyatt's house.

When officers arrived at the home in the area of Deer Flat Road and School Avenue, they immediately an "overwhelming" odor of feces and urine coming from inside the house.

As they searched the home, police say they found animal feces on the floor of most of the rooms, including the kitchen and bedrooms. An estimated ten dogs were living in the home with Hyatt and the children, officers say.

The kitchen held a large number of dirty dishes with dried food,and the home was filled with flies and covered in debris, trash and dirty clothes, according to police.

The five pre-teenage children were removed from the home and placed into the custody of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Warrants were issued for Hyatt and Bridgman Nov. 4.

Both face five felony charges of injury to a child.

Bridgman is due in court Thursday afternoon.

Hyatt posted a $5,000 bond and was released Mondya night. A court date is set for Dec. 5.

Felony injury to a child is punishable by up to ten years in prison. 

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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