Pair charged with child endangering

Children found living with fleas

By Sam Wildow -

COVINGTON — Two people were charged with child endangering over the weekend after two children were found with fleas on them.

Covington police responded to a report of children yelling at a residence on the 700 block of North High Street on Aug. 19. Upon arrival, the responding officer noted that two boys, both under the age of 14, had fleas on their scalps, according to Miami County Municipal Court records.

The fleas were due to approximately 12 cats living in and out of the house, along with a number of other unspecified animals. The officer also noted “a strong stench coming from the house” as well as “a lot of trash” in the area around the house, according to court records. There were no adults present at the time the officer responded.

Christopher R. Bishop, 29, and Amanda R. Bishop, 31, both of Covington, were charged with first-degree misdemeanor child endangering. Their cases were filed Monday in Miami County Municipal Court, and they are each scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 29.

In other Covington news:

Covington police charged Tommy D. Skaggs, 19, of Piqua, with fifth-degree felony trafficking in drugs this week in connection with an incident on Aug. 8, in the area of High and Walnut streets.

Skaggs was arraigned on Tuesday in Miami County Municipal Court. He was released on his own recognizance. A preliminary hearing for Skaggs is scheduled for Aug. 31.

Children found living with fleas

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336