Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dad arrested after kids found living in filth (Baker, Florida)

I'm guessing that dad DAVID DANIEL PAUL PERSELLEY is a single father. Otherwise, the mother would have been arrested too. Why these kids are with their pigpen daddy is not explained. What happened to Mom?


Man's children living in filth; 'It's like camping'

May 23, 2012 11:23 AM

BAKER — A 29-year-old father of two was arrested May 15 on charges of felony child neglect after deputies found his home to be unlivable while serving him a warrant.

Records indicate that David Daniel Paul Purselley’s U.S. Highway 2 home had not had electricity for at least three weeks and no running water for a week, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s arrest report. At the time of Purselley’s arrest the temperature in his home was around 85 degrees.

Throughout the home deputies found cigarettes butts, and spilled food and drinks. The master bathroom toilet was filled with feces and soiled toilet paper, which had spilled onto the floor. The children’s bathroom was filled with dirty water and hair, and to the right of the sink was a butter tub that was also filled with old water and facial hair.

Purselley’s two children were asleep on a mattress in the middle of the living room and sweating profusely, according to the report. No windows were open in the home at the time.

The deputy on duty reported multiple run-ins with Purselley and had requested that the electricity be restored and the living conditions be approved for more than three weeks.

When deputies asked Purselley if thought his home was sanitary enough for his children he replied, “They like it. It’s like camping.”