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BOISE -- Two people were arrested Wednesday night after deputies say their children were found living in filthy conditions in a South Boise home.

The Ada County Sheriff's Office received a tip that the children of 41-year-old Anthony Lang Strickland and 42-year-old Sandie Arlene Strickland were in danger because of squalid conditions inside the house.

When deputies went to the home April 14, they found a working chainsaw on the living room floor and several chickens living inside the house. Investigators say the rooms, including the children's bedrooms, were strewn with human and animal feces, garbage, and rotting food.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare took custody of the children, ages 10 and 12, the same day investigators visited the home. The Ada County Prosecutor's Office issued warrants for Anthony and Sandie Strickland Wednesday, and the pair was arrested.

Both suspects have been charged with felony injury to a child, and are out on bail. They are scheduled for arraignment May 20.







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