6 kids found living in ‘deplorable’ SC home with roaches, pigs

Jarrod Wiggins (L) and Deanna Boubaris. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

Jarrod Wiggins (L) and Deanna Boubaris. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Center)

WELLFORD, S.C. — Wellford police said they have taken six siblings into emergency protective custody after they were found living in deplorable conditions.

Police Chief Jeff Bowers got an anonymous tip about the conditions at a home on the two thousand block of John Dodd Road on Wednesday. Bowers said deputies carried out a search warrant and were shocked at what they found.

“We found it to be roach infested, pigs inside the house, animals inside the house,” Bowers said. “They had used the bathroom all inside.”

Bowers said the kids range from 1-year-old to 10 years old were also covered in bug bites, and at least one of them had fleas. Bowers said pigs were also living under the house and had damaged the pipes causing raw sewage to leak out.

“We felt there was eminent danger for the kids,” Bowers said.

The children’s parents Jarrod Wiggins, 41, and Deanna Boubaris, 22, are now charged with six counts of child neglect each.

“As a law enforcement officer, the hardest thing to do is take a child from a parent,” Bowers said. ” But these parents need to step up and take care of the children.”

Bowers said it will now be up to the Department of Social Services to determine when and if the children will be returned to Boubaris and Wiggins.

Boubaris has been released on bond, and as of Tuesday evening, Wiggins remains behind bars on a $72,000 bond.

Source: WHNS/CNN

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17 comments

  • Love Life

    No reason those children should be returned to their parents! Keep the parents away from any child!

  • looky

    Great see the part about one is home all ready the other will sign his self out after a court hearing

  • greatclits

    i hope neither are allowed to have any connection for life to either child, these animals need prison time to educate themselves, prison hates child abusers

    • Anita LaPlant

      Thank you Jessica for not judging so quickly. We are foster parents and although this sounds terrible we know there are always many factors that lead to such conditions. These parents deserve their day in court before judgements are made.

      • Chyloe Light

        I am the mother of 4 of the children! This man took my kids 2 years ago out of state without my consent… I called every agency… cops… local child services etc… everyone shutting the door in my face… due to us being legally married! He hid them from me!!! I recently just spoke to my son the 10 year old… after bluffing them through a facebook post that I knew where they were…. anyways… I have been on the phone with the local South Carolina child services… An I am being told I can not pick up my children! I have a beautiful, CLEAN home with all the love, food everything they need an a car to come get them, but I still am told no!!! I go to court there on August 11th…. for their court date! When will I be heard! When will people see the law is horrible!!! I NEED HELP… SOMEONE HEAR ME…. LISTEN!!! An now I find out they have bonded out of jail an my first time seeing my kids in 2 years… I have to share the visitation with these 2!!! How is that!!!

  • FaithC

    These children can’t all be this woman’s. She is 22 and the oldest is 10. How many are the mans and how many did they pop out together for more checks. Even with help, I can’t see them being any kind of parent. Anyone who thinks it is ok to live in the conditions these people were living in, has no clue and never will.

  • Lynne Legg Grubb

    I pray the kid’s are going 2 be fine . As 4 the 2 that had them there living like that they should get the death or put them in a pen with the pigs & the bugs & let the stay in there & see how they like it people like that can have kids bit don’t care about them & the people that can’t have kids it is a shame the way thinks work out I just hope the get what is coming 2 them & I hope it is some think hard 4 them 2 !! May God bless the kids

  • Mel

    Yeah, they cannot possibly all be the young woman’s children, unless she had a child with this man when she was 12 (and who allowed that, if so?) There are some details missing from this report. Either way, though, these people are disgusting. I hope they can receive counseling, parenting classes, and “clean up their act” for their children’s sake.

  • Capt. Obvious

    Unfortunately, I know this couple. All 6 kids are his; the 2 youngest belong to both. They actually took the 4 oldest out of the state of Florida, without the biological mother’s consent. He is still legally married to the biological mother of the 4 oldest. He disappeared with these children for over 2 years. The couple was reported to Social Services in Florida for the same deplorable conditions but nothing was done. When they left the house they were living in at the time they left a pig and dog in the house to die. The house was was infested with everything foul and nasty. I’m glad to see it has finally caught up to them. The biological mom is soon to be own her way to get her babies and take care of them. God has answered prayers. These 2 should never have children or animals ever again!

    • Mammaritz

      Hi Capt. you took the words right out of my mouth, I was shocked to here that Sach allowed this to happen again after it had been reported here in Florida to the DCS and we all knew it, for him to take the 4 older kids from the family they have here was heart breaking and it took a hard toll on their mother, she had been calling and sending text messages but to no avail he refuses to let her know where they are so she can see them. Well the good lord granted her wish, ” To clean her self up and become a better person so she could proceed to fight and find and get her babies” I spoke to her today and she will be on her way shortly. Faith in the good lord will always give you what you need not what you want and she learned this the hard way. GOD BLESS HER AND HER BABIES.

  • goodfriend

    Capt. Obvious, MAMMARITZ… Youre both spot on ! This situation was allowed to occur at the oversight of FLA DCS. This young lady, the childrens grandmother, and other family members have been robbed of two years with these beautiful kids. Ive watched this unfold before my very eyes, seen the results of these children basically being kidnapped. This young mother has struggled to maintain contact once they were located but all access was denied. This is a blessing for all involved. Hopefully SC gets it right and theyre returned to Fla where theyll be loved and cared for in every way !!

    • Chyloe Light

      THANK YOU…. I am in tears reading your post… I am such a wreck! All I ever wanted was my babies… an no one cared! It is horrible how these child protection agencies work!!! I am still being told I can not get my children… an now when I go up there I have to go through my first time seeing them in 2 years… with them right there!!! They both bonded out of jail an are going to be right there next to me sharing the same visit!!!

  • Chyloe Light

    I am the mother of 4 of the children! This man took my kids 2 years ago out of state without my consent… I called every agency… cops… local child services etc… everyone shutting the door in my face… due to us being legally married! He hid them from me!!! I recently just spoke to my son the 10 year old… after bluffing them through a facebook post that I knew where they were…. anyways… I have been on the phone with the local South Carolina child services… An I am being told I can not pick up my children! I have a beautiful, CLEAN home with all the love, food everything they need an a car to come get them, but I still am told no!!! I go to court there on August 11th…. for their court date! When will I be heard! When will people see the law is horrible!!! I NEED HELP… SOMEONE HEAR ME…. LISTEN!!!

  • missy

    I dnt think that they should lose there kids .. its wrong for anyone to judge them . I think they should have cleaned better but living poor is something alot of people do…

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