Huntsville police charged two people with abuse of a child Monday evening.
Jose Cassiano Vargas and Norma Garcia, both 23, were booked into the Madison County Metro Jail early Tuesday morning. They each are charged with three counts of child abuse.
Huntsville police say they were investigating an incident on Penny Street where a vehicle left the scene of an accident. When they arrived at the couple's apartment in the 4000 block of Eunice Street, they discovered three children,locked in a room, that showed signs of malnourishment. The children were all under the age of 6.
The couple was taken to Huntsville Hospital to be treated for their injuries from the wreck, and then they were taken to jail. The children are now in the custody of the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Bond for Vargas and Garcia has not been set. Police say they may face more charges.