Sleeping parents charged after children found on roof of home in Virginia
SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — Two parents were arrested and charged after their two children were found on the roof of their home, according to WTVR.
On Tuesday, deputies responded to the couple’s home on Wakeman Drive in Spotsylvania County.
Upon arrival, deputies encountered several people who were trying to convince the children on the roof to go back inside the home.
“Senior Deputy Ridings was able to retrieve the children through the open window while Deputy Spillman contacted the parents, who were sleeping in another room,” Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Capt. Jeffery Pearce wrote in an email to WTVR.
Investigators said both children were under 3-years-old. A 9-month-old baby was left unattended in a playpen inside the home.
Michael Gillikin, 26 and Nancy Gillikin, 27 were both arrested on four counts of felony child neglect, according to the report. Their children are now in the custody of child services.
Read more: WTVR