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Mar 25, 2013 10:46 AM

Estill County Parents Charged With Endangering Three Children

Two Estill County parents were arrested after police say they were found intoxicated while having three minor children in their care.

The incident happened on March 22. Police say David R. Chaney, 28, and Marsha R. Maggard, 28, both of Irvine, are both charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor..

At approximately 9:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Steak N Shake on Colby Taylor Drive to investigate a report that a man and woman (later identified as Chaney and Maggard) were intoxicated inside the restaurant with three small children. Upon arrival, officers identified Chaney and Maggard and found that they had three children, ages 1, 5, and 10, in their care. Officers further determined that both Chaney and Maggard were under the influence of intoxicants other than alcohol to a level that they were a threat to themselves and could not properly care for the children.

Chaney and Maggard were taken into custody and held in the Madison County Detention Center. The children were released to a responsible relative at the direction of social services.

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