Two parents, who lost three children and a cousin in a Trenton, Mo. house fire in May, now face charges after their remaining two children were removed from their Chillicothe home.
Jamie Hughes, 26, and Tim Hughes, 25, were arrested when local police responded on a child abuse hotline tip Monday, October 5, 2015.
During the investigation police reportedly saw marijuana and drug paraphernalia in plain view of the children. They reported that consent to search was given and upon further investigation officers found more marijuana in adjacent rooms. There also were circular saws in the 9-year-old boy’s room.
When informed of the children being placed in protective custody, Tim Hughes blocked child welfare workers and said they were not taking his kids. Hughes continued to take a defensive stance until he was eventually placed in handcuffs.
The nine-year-old boy and two-year-old girl were then taken from the home and remain in protective custody.
Both Tim and Jamie Hughes each face one misdemeanor count of endangering the welfare of a child. Timothy Hughes is also charged with one felony count of resisting arrest. Both are in custody with bond set at $20,000 cash only each. They remain in custody at the Daviess/DeKalb Regional Jail
A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday, October, 21, 2015 at 9 a.m.