Lake Stevens dad accused of leaving kids in filth is back in jail

EVERETT, Wash. -- The Lake Stevens man accused of abandoning and leaving his three young children locked inside a dilapidated and feces-strewn home is back in Snohomish County Jail.

Amanda Foley and Mark Dorson, both convicted felons, were arrested earlier this month after police found their three children alone inside a filthy Lake Stevens home.

After breaking the padlocked door, officers went into the home and found the a 7-year-old girl and her 3-year-old brother abandoned and living in deplorable conditions. Upstairs, their 11-month-old brother was locked in a room, tucked under dirty blankets.

The home had no heat or food, and car parts, broken furniture, trash, dirty diapers, animal and human urine and feces were scattered all over the house.

The 33-year-old parents, who are now facing felony mistreatment and abandonment charges, were originally ordered held $100,000 bond each.

Dorson was able to bond out, but on Monday he was ordered back to jail after authorities learned he used stolen property as collateral on his bond, according to the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office.

A deputy prosecutor said Lake Stevens police recovered a stolen telescope that Dorson had used as part of the collateral for the bond. The bonding company, All City, "declined to extent the bond into superior court," Wold said in a Monday email.

Foley remains in jail.
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