The mother of four children, who were found last year living with rotting garbage, animal feces and no food in Wonder Lake, has received supervision in the case, records show.
Jason Lamb, 38, and Jennifer Lamb, 37, of Wonder Lake, were both charged with several counts of child endangerment and reckless conduct. Jason Lamb was also charged with aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they responded around 1:30 p.m. on October 30 to a residence in the 7800 block of East Maplewood Drive in Wonder Lake for a well-being check.
The investigation began when a concerned citizen, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted the sheriff’s office, officials said at the time.
Deputies observed a large amount of rotting garbage outside the residence and made contact with Jason and Jennifer Lamb, who both appeared intoxicated.
Deputies observed the inside of the house was covered in rotting garbage, debris, animal feces, and there was no food in the pantry, the sheriff’s office said.
Two firearms were located in areas accessible to the children, according to the sheriff’s office, who said that the guns were taken for safekeeping.
Investigators also learned that Jason Lamb choked one of the children, who were ages 4, 6, 8, and 10 at the time.
The children were removed from the residence by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and placed with a family member.
Court records show that Jennifer Lamb recently entered into a negotiated agreement with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
She pleaded guilty to one count of causing a child to be endangered, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for her other charges being dismissed.
A sentencing order shows Lamb was sentenced to supervision and will be required to complete a parenting class. She will also have to pay a fine of $150.
Jason Lamb’s case remains active and he is scheduled to appear in court on October 22 for a trial date status hearing.