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Parents charged with two counts of felony child neglect in Columbia

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COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -

The Department of Human Services took custody of a 7-year-old in Columbia after the parents allegedly left the child alone and in conditions police called "disgusting."

Michael and Leigh Smith of 1313 Willow Drive were both arrested and charged with two counts of felony child neglect Wednesday.

Police received information that a 7-year-old had been left alone at the home for extended periods multiple times, and in deplorable conditions. DHS was called and immediately took custody of the child. Officer Pearly Hendricks is investigating the matter and will update us as the case progresses.

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