Thomas Edward Matthews Jr, 42, and Heather Pinkard Weaver, 38, both of Rome, were arrested this week after police said they allowed three children to live in deplorable conditions.

Reports said that the children were living in a home with animal urine and feces all over.  Reports added that the children were forced to sleep on the sofa because their beds were covered with urine and feces.

Police went on to say that the refrigerator had a lock on the outside, preventing the children from getting food.   They added that food in the home was also scarce.  

Matthews is charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and contempt of superior court.

Weaver is charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.