EDGEWATER, Fla. — "It's finally come to a head," neighbor Ashley Fogg said. "It's been three years that I've been personally calling and reporting them between Animal Control, Code Enforcement and police."
Records show Animal Control workers visited the home twice in 2018 -- for a loose dog and for a report of an injured dog.
The city said the residents never allowed Animal Control employees into the home and that the city never had enough evidence to obtain a warrant.
Neighbors said the girls were home-schooled.
"Looking at that room. How do you go to bed?" Fogg said. "How can you consciously sleep at night knowing these are the conditions you put your child in?"
Gregg Nelson, 57, was admitted to Advent Health New Smyrna, complaining of chest pains, police said. Upon release, he will be booked into the Volusia County Jail without bail, police said.
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