Deputies make arrests over 'deplorable' state of Aloha home
Five people were arrested in Aloha on Wednesday, Dec. 19, after Washington County sheriff's deputies executed a search warrant on the home they share in the 1100 block of Southwest 182nd Avenue.
Deputies originally obtained a warrant for the home on suspicion that 22-year-old resident Daniel Marcum was involved in drug distribution, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. However, upon arriving at about 7:41 a.m. Wednesday morning, they discovered what the Sheriff's Office described in a news release as "deplorable conditions inside the residence."
Marcum was arrested after deputies allegedly found evidence of drug possession and delivery. He faces charges of unlawful delivery of oxycodone, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and possession of illegal fireworks.
Four others — including Marcum's parents and 20-year-old sister — were also arrested due to conditions that deputies allegedly discovered during their search of the home.
Scott, 51, and Kelly Marcum, 50, face charges of first-degree animal neglect. The Sheriff's Office said deputies found the couple's dog, a miniature greyhound, lying in its own waste in a bathroom inside the house. The dog was apparently unable to move due to an untreated broken leg.
Jada Marcum, 20, and Alaeldin Mohamed, 21, were arrested for endangering the welfare of a minor "due to their 1-year-old daughter being subjected to the living conditions of the residence," the Sheriff's Office stated.
Mohamed is also facing a parole violation charge.
The 1-year-old girl was taken into the State of Oregon's protective custody.
All five adults were lodged at the Washington County Jail.
Daniel Marcum has an extensive history in Oregon's court system, including past convictions for misdemeanor theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and credit card fraud. At the time of his arrest, he was already facing heroin possession charges in Washington County Circuit Court, according to court records.
Kelly Marcum pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit Court to second-degree theft, a misdemeanor, in October in an unrelated case. Her daughter Jada Marcum pleaded guilty to the same charge in a separate case last year.
Mohamed has past convictions for methamphetamine possession and interfering with a peace officer.