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Couple sentenced for charges connected to standoff
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A couple who held police at bay for hours with their children in the home was sentenced Thursday.

Cassandra and Jesse Percival were both sentenced to two years probation. The couple pleaded guilty in May to child abuse, neglect or endangerment charges connected to the standoff that happened in April.

The Percivals kidnapped their 9 and 12 year old children from their grandparents’ home after Child Protective Services had placed them there. CPS had taken the children from the home because the department said there was no electricity, running water or food.

According to police, conditions inside the home at Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard caused the children physical and mental harm.

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