Deputies: Couple with 5 kids in 'well beyond deplorable living conditions'

Yance May (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Yance May (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office)
Taylor Kleinpeter
Taylor Kleinpeter

NATALBANY, LA (WAFB) - Authorities say a search of the home of a man arrested on outstanding warrants revealed five children in horrible living conditions.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office reported Yancy May, 27, and Taylor Kleinpeter, 22, both of Natalbany, face child endangerment and drug charges.

The Taylor Kleinpeter  in this story  is not the same Taylor Kleinpeter who is the daughter of Kleinpeter Farms Dairy President and CEO Jeff Kleinpeter and lives in Baton Rouge and works at Kleinpeter Farms Dairy.

Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies arrived at May's home on November 4 to arrest him on outstanding warrants for a theft charge and failure to appear.

Investigators reported they discovered May, Kleinpeter and five children ranging in age from two to 10 were living in what was described as "well beyond deplorable living conditions."

They said they also found illegal narcotics and several used syringes while combing through the contents of the home.

May and Kleinpeter were taken into custody, while the children were placed in the custody of a relative.

May and Kleinpeter are both charged with possession of CDS Schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia and five counts of child endangerment.

May also faces charges of theft and theft of a firearm. Kleinpeter faces an additional probation and parole violation charge.

Bond information was not released.

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