An Ohio County mother and her boyfriend are behind bars, facing child abuse charges. According to media partner 14News, Hartford Police were called to Kirk Street for a welfare check. Officers say several dogs were inside, and the home was covered in dog waste. They also noted the house had no electricity. Dion Bates and Jamaica Tarrant have been charged with criminal abuse, with more charges possible. Two children, a 4-year-old and a 20-month-old, were placed with social services. Bates and Tarrant are being held at the Ohio County Jail.