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Police charge 2 with child abandonment

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A Dallas mother and grandfather are in jail for allegedly leaving two toddlers in a filthy home alone overnight.

Police charged 23-year-old Sharon Jones and her father, 73-year-old Carl McFarland, with child abandonment. McFarland allegedly left the children in his northeast Dallas home to drop Jones off at work late Sunday night.

A neighbor called 911 after seeing the 4-year-old boy in the front yard without clothes on. The responding officers found the 1-year-old sleeping inside.

They said the children were living in "deplorable conditions" and Child Protective Services was notified.

Another neighbor believes it was a misunderstanding.

"He's certainly not a mean fellow or anything like that. He's certainly not neglectful," said Marty Grove.

Both children are now living with other family members.

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