Dallas Man Left 4 Sons Alone in Squalid Home With Unflushed Toilets and Starving Puppy, Police Say

A 31-year-old man faces criminal charges after police found his four sons — who appeared to have "limited contact" with the outside world — living in squalid conditions at his South Dallas apartment over the weekend.Robert Preston was booked into the Dallas County jail late Saturday on four counts of abandoning or endangering a child with the intent to return.Police were called to the Rosemont at Meadow Lane apartments in the 4700 block of Meadow Street, near Elsie Faye Heggins Street and South Second Avenue, around 6:30 p.m. after a resident reported finding a young child running around in a road at the complex. The 3-year-old boy was wearing a T-shirt shivering — the temperature at the time was around 40 degrees — and only had one shoe, the woman told police.As officers were talking to the woman, Preston walked up to them and asked whether they had found his child, according to his arrest-warrant affidavit. Police determined that there was an active parole-violation warrant out for Preston and arrested him.  Continue reading...

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