UNION, S.C. — A 25-year-old Union woman has been arrested and charged after her 4-year-old child was found living in a filthy home, along with a pig and drug paraphernalia, according to a report from Union Police Department.
Police said they were called to the home Friday morning to help EMS with a combative patient.
The responding officer said when he entered the home, he immediately smelled ammonia, saw a large dog running loose and several pools of urine on the floor.
The report said while helping EMS with the patient the officer saw a young child running outside without socks and shoes.
The report said a woman at the home, identified as Hannah Marie Hvolbool, told the officer the child was her 4-year-old daughter and gave the officer permission to check out the living conditions inside the home.
The officer said he found the floor of one bedroom completely covered with dog feces and urine. In the kitchen, the officer reported finding mold in the refrigerator, open beer bottles, and moldy food in the cabinets, along with mice droppings.
A water bong, a glass pipe, and another pipe that smelled of marijuana, and a marijuana grinder with a small amount of marijuana inside of it was also found in the home, the report said.
A grown pig was found living in bathroom, which was the only room with running water, according to the report. The officer reported the bathroom was covered with pig urine and feces. The report said the bathtub was covered with mold.
The report said the child’s father, Mark Leiske, and Hvolbool’s brothers were also living in the home.
A warrant check found that Leiske was wanted in California for burglary charges, according to the report.
The Department of Social Services was called to the home and the child was put into emergency protective custody.
Hvolbool was arrested and charged with unlawful neglect of a child, the report said.