Webbers Falls woman arrested after Muskogee County deputies find three children living in filth

WEBBERS FALLS -- A Webbers Falls woman is in jail, facing charges stemming from one of the worst child neglect cases Muskogee County Sheriff's deputies say they have ever seen.

Investigators say they received an anonymous call, on Jan. 17, regarding three children living in poor conditions.

Deputies tell 2NEWS that they responded to Angela Selders' home, where they found two girls, ages 3 and 5, as well as a 1-year-old boy living in filth.

"It might be in the top five of the most deplorable conditions to live in, for children, that we've seen," Deputy Ryan Lowe said.

Trash, clothing, and roaches littered the home, according to Lowe.

Additionally, investigators say they found feces in the bathroom, no running water in the home, and only a jar of peanut butter for the children to eat.

Lowe said they found a bucket of water, which was used to flush the toilet, and the only source of heat was coming from the oven.

"It's a pretty sad situation," he said. "It's something we don't want going on in our county."

Lowe stated several bags of methamphetamine were located in a bedroom where the 1-year-old boy was sleeping. He said Selders admitted to snorting the drug, earlier in the day.

Deputies also said they found an emaciated pit bull, chained to the front porch.

Selders faces three counts of child neglect, one count of cruelty to animals, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

The children were placed in DHS protective custody and Lowe says they are currently staying with extended family.

The pit bull was placed in the care of Selders' family, as well.

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