Couple indicted after children found living in filth, dangerous conditions

Sarah Coleman
David Raines

A Pike County couple was indicted on felony endangerment charges this week after three children were allegedly found living in filthy and dangerous conditions.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Sarah Coleman, and 33-year-old David Raines, both of Owens Drive in Pikeville, were indicted on three counts each of first-degree wanton endangerment stemming from an incident in March. Pike Commonwealth’s Attorney Rick Bartley said Pikeville Police responded to a complaint that two small children were alone outside in near-freezing temperatures with little clothing on and no shoes.

Bartley said a passerby spotted the children and called police. When officers responded and took the children home, they allegedly found a very dangerous situation in the children’s residence, including filthy conditions and knives left out in the open and, in one case, underneath one of the children’s toys.

In the attached video, Bartley describes the scene officers allegedly found when they responded to the complaint.

Both Coleman and Raines were arrested at the scene.

In addition to the wanton endangerment charges, Sarah Coleman was also indicted on charges of resisting arrest and felony promoting contraband. Coleman is currently free on bond, while Raines remains lodged in the Pike County Detention Center.

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