Three charged with child cruelty

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023–5:08 p.m.

-Floyd County Jail records-

Three people are facing charges of 1st-degree child cruelty and deprivation of a minor following their arrests at a home on Chubb Road in Cave Spring Tuesday.

According to Floyd County Jail records:

47-year-old Austin Ferris Byess, 37-year-old Robin Leighann Smith, and 47-year-old Albert Foster Byess allowed three children to live in the residence that was covered in trash, and animal waste. The children had been living with roaches on their clothing and had a noticeable odor while at school.

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