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Mother given 5 days for filthy home
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Ashley D. Smith of Rock Island entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
A mother whose children were found living in what police called deplorable conditions has been ordered to serve five days in jail and take parenting classes.The mother, Ashley D. Smith, 18, of Rock Island entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of misdemeanor child neglect. Smith herself called lawmen to her Butterfly Lane home, claiming she saw something moving around in her driveway. She then called for a second time, with the dispatcher saying she heard screaming over the line on the second call.When Sheriff’s Sgt. Billy Joe Crouch arrived, he found juveniles present at the house along with Smith’s 5-year-old son.“Her son only had green underwear on, shoes and a blanket,” the officer reported.