LAGO VISTA, Texas -- A Lago Vista couple has been charged with child endangerment.
Lago Vista police responded to an complaint from 41-year-old James Louis Duel, who was reporting an assault occurring at 7307 Cowpoke Trail in Lago Vista.
Police found Duel's common law wife, 36-year-old Weatherly Katrina Agee, in the home, sleeping in bed with two children, a one-month-old and a four-year-old. Officers checked the children for vital signs after noticing they weren't waking up during dogs barking and other noise throughout the house.
Officers said the floor of the home was covered in animal feces and an overwhelming smell of animal feces and urine was present in the home. Officers said they saw 8 to 10 cats and around 11 dogs in the home. They said the animals appeared malnourished.
Officers also said they observed garbage on the floor and an extreme smell of ammonia throughout the residence.
Both Duel and Agee have been charged with child endangerment, a state jail felony.