INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman arrested last summer after three children were found in a bug-infested home will serve probation time.
In August 2013, police responded to a home on the 900 block of North Parker Avenue after someone reported a boy was caring for two small children. Police say the home was filled with cockroach infestation and trash. The children, ages 3, 1, and a baby, were taken to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health for evaluation and later placed in the Department of Child Services’ care.
Joseph Patton and Gwendolyn Crockett were arrested in the case for felony neglect of a dependent. Patton was sentenced back in April.
A Marion County judge sentenced Gwendolyn Crockett to 730 days — which is just under two years — in Community Corrections on July 14. She received two days of jail credit and 550 days of her sentence was suspended.
A judge ordered Crockett to serve 180 days of probation through Marion County Community Corrections Home Detention. She must also receive psychological evaluation and treatment, attend counseling and parenting classes and pay fees.