NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Members of the Metro Nashville Police Department made a disturbing discovery after a woman reported her four children missing Wednesday.
This all began just after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, when officers responded to the 600 block of S. 6th Street, where 23-year-old Takeeva Brown said her kids, between the ages of 2 and 4, were missing, according to a court document.
The warrant said four children were discovered about a mile away from the apartment — more specifically, an industrial area in the 700 block of S. 2nd Street, which is near railroad tracks and the Cumberland River — shortly before 3 a.m. However, Brown’s apartment was searched to make sure the kids weren’t there.
As they searched the apartment, police reported finding food, liquid, and live cockroaches all over the floor, along with visible urine stains, based off the smell.
The court document said none of the three beds in the apartments had sheets on them, adding that the two children’s beds were dirty and soiled.
According to officials, Brown had no explanation for how the kids left the apartment overnight without her knowledge, other than the fact that she was sleeping. However, she did tell police this wasn’t the first time.
Brown was arrested and charged with multiple counts of felony child neglect for children under the age of 8, with a bond total of $42,000, the warrant stated.