Crestview couple, homeowner face drug and other charges

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Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 13:36 PM.

CRESTVIEW — David Blane Rush, 27, and Justina Nicole Rush, 24, both unemployed, are in custody on three felony counts of child neglect without great bodily harm, and one count each of marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputy Jamieson Ross described “thousands of insects” on the walls, floors and ceilings of the four-bedroom, two-bath Aplin Road home and a kitchen full of “expired and rotten food ... The carpets were filthy with ground-in food, dirt and what appeared to be vomit. A stench of vomit was noticeable,” he said in a July 27 incident report.

“... An infant in a bed had multiple cockroaches crawling on it,” an OCSO news release said, adding a deputy “found two bottles containing spoiled formula and a bottle of some type of medicine” in a baby’s bassinet.

A Department of Children and Families worker was summoned to the home to look after three children found there, and PAWS responded to take custody of a sick and emaciated dog in the backyard.

James Franklin Feagin, 43, the homeowner, was charged with resisting an officer without violence, cultivation of marijuana and destroying or tampering with evidence, the report states.

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