Children removed from home, Olathe couple charged with child endangerment

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Kacee Knedlik and Eli Johnson, charged with endangering a child in Johnson County.

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OLATHE, Kan. -- The Johnson County Prosecutor's Office charged a man and woman with aggravated endangerment of a child, after police say they found two children inside the woman's residence, which they described as unkempt and dirty.

The apartment is located near W. Santa Fe and North Parker.

Police were at the apartment complex for a 911 call about a disturbance when they noticed the living conditions.

Kacee Knedlik, 28, and Eli Johnson, 33, lived there with Knedlik's two boys, ages two and nine-years old.

"While they're speaking with the people inside they noticed the apartment was filthy, a lot of trash," said Sgt. Bryan Hill, Olathe Police Dept.

A neighbor told FOX 4 that the messy apartment was a result of Knedlik's recent back surgery.

"She tried to do her best with the cleaning and whatever she could for her kids. She tried to make sure everything was clean and she was trying to do her best with the laundry," said Deanna Peters.

Bond was set at $20,000 for each suspect and they were both ordered back in court on August 14.

 

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