A Richmond couple is facing multiple charges after their young children were found locked in a filthy bedroom last week, according to court records.
The boys, ages 2 and 3, were being kept in a bedroom that "was covered from floor to ceiling" with the children's feces, court records said. The door was tied shut with a bungee cord.
Social services workers removed the children from the apartment on Mount Rushmore Drive in Richmond.
Both children had "numerous bruises," and the 2-year-old had bite marks all over both arms, the records state.
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The couple, Stewart and Jennifer Shuman, told police that the children got the bruises from "fighting each other," according to the records.
The Shumans, both 23, were arrested and each charged with first-degree criminal abuse, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, first-degree wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Each was being held in the Madison County Detention Center on $50,000 cash bond Tuesday night.
A preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Sept. 21.