- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

STEELTON, Pa. (AP) - U.S. marshals have tracked down a Pennsylvania woman who failed to surrender to face charges that she kept 11 children in a home filled with human feces, insects, rotten meat and trash.

Steelton police say 34-year-old Takeya Fluellen was supposed to turn herself in Wednesday to face aggravated assault and child endangerment charges. Instead she told authorities she was leaving the area with one of her children.

Deputy marshals said they arrested Fluellen at a home in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon and recovered the child.

Authorities say the couple’s children were found living in deplorable conditions in their home last summer. Six of the children were sickened by bacteria that causes diarrhea.

Her husband, Tyree, is being held on similar charges in the Dauphin County jail.

It is not known if the Fluellens have lawyers who can comment on the charges.


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