2 men with special needs found living in ‘deplorable conditions;’ father facing charges

A western Kentucky couple is facing criminal charges after their two adult sons with special needs were found in “deplorable conditions.”
Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 5:46 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2022 at 10:53 AM CDT
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A western Kentucky man is facing criminal charges after deputies say his two adult sons with special needs were found in “deplorable conditions.”

As of Friday, October 7, the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office says Robert Calhoun was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and neglect of an adult.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a home on Krebs Station Road on Wednesday, October 5 for a welfare check.

They say Robert Calhoun and his wife are the caregivers for their two adult sons.

One son is a quadriplegic and was found home alone with multiple dogs jumping on him, according to the sheriff’s office. He was also found to be severely dehydrated, malnourished and wearing soiled clothing.

Deputies say the other son was found to be blind and has autism.

The two adult children were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

According to the sheriff’s office, the home “lacked necessary items for basic survival and cleanliness;” and had nearly 20 animals inside it.