• Parents arrested after child almost drowns and meth found inside their home, deputies say


    MILLINGTON, Tenn. - The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in swimming pool. 

    According to deputies, they were called to the 9200 block of Snoal Cove around 7 p.m. on Monday. 

    The toddler was revived and is currently at the hospital in critical condition. 

    While deputies were investigating this incident, they found meth as well as 10 dogs living without food or water housed in kennels littered with feces inside of the home, SCSO said. 

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    An 11th 'severely emaciated' dog was found outside of the home covered in ticks, deputies said. 

    Additionally, a 6-year-old child was transported to the hospital for evaluation, deputies said. 

    According to an arrest affidavit, deputies discovered a pipe and syringe laying on a bed inside.

    Deputies arrested Marlon Washington, the victim's father, and Edwards Cammile, 57, on several charges including Possession of Meth.

    According to the arrest affidavits, Washington and Cammile are the parents and have been together for more than 20 years. Washington told police he left his two children with Cammile when he went to the store, and when he came back he found his daughter face down in the pool.

    And it wasn't the first time law enforcement have been to that home.

    On June 19, deputies responded to their home for a domestic assault call.

    According to an affidavit, the couple started fighting after Washington found Cammile with another man in their pool house. Both Cammile and Washington claimed they were choked. 

    Cammile told officers he bit Washington on his finger. 

    Authorities ended up arresting and charging both men with domestic assault. Officers also found a pipe with drugs inside Washington’s pocket. 

    Three kids were at the home.

    FOX13 reached out to the Department of Child Services to find out if DCS started its investigation last Wednesday or after the couple was arrested on Tuesday night.

    A spokesperson did not give specifics but said there is an open investigation. Investigators said the couple is not allowed to be around each other because of bond conditions.

    The dogs were rescued from the home by Shelby County rabies patrol Tuesday afternoon. The dogs are at Memphis Animal Services waiting for exams and treatment.

    Another affidavit shows deputies went to the home in December of 2018 for a Domestic assault call. They ended up arresting and charging Washington for domestic assault and intimidation.

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