The couple is expected to appear in court in Henry County on Friday on one charge each of felony neglect after five of their children were found riding in the back of box truck this week, police said.

Police said an 18-year-old daughter and four other children ranging from age 9 to age 17 were in the unheated back of the truck. Police said there were also 15 cats found in the back of the truck.

Police said there were sleeping bags in the back of the truck, but the children had no heat or ability to communicate with their parents. The probable cause affidavit said the officer knew the children were cold, because he could see their breath.