Deputies: Couple charged after filthy house found - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Deputies: Couple charged after filthy house found with 'sniper's nest'

Derrick Lister and Catherine Lister (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Derrick Lister and Catherine Lister (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
The exterior of the house. (Oct. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) The exterior of the house. (Oct. 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A couple from Moore has been charged after deputies found their house in unsanitary conditions and a "sniper's nest" in the bedroom, according to the deputies report.

Spartanburg County deputies said they met with a DSS investigator at a house in Moore on Oct. 15 because the investigator said the man living there had recently been arrested for growing marijuana.

Deputies said there were signs outside the house that said, "I don't dial 911" and "No trespassing, violators will be shot, survivors will be shot again."

When deputies went into the house they said they found a 12 gauge shotgun and a .22 long rifle near a bay window. They said both guns were loaded and didn't have the safety on.

Deputies said the glass on the bay window was frosted with "view ports cleared in the glass."

According to deputies, the house was filled with soiled clothes, dirty dishes and the children's rooms were in disarray.

When deputies asked Derrick Lister, 28, about the unsecured and loaded guns, Lister began telling his 4-year-old child to tell their mother to lock up the guns, according to the deputy's report.

Lister and his wife, Catherine Lister, 26, were both charged with two counts of neglect of a child or helpless person, according to jail records.

FOX Carolina spoke with Catherine Lister on Monday, who said everything happened because they were being targeted by a neighbor.

"It's all false lies," she said. "They're just not telling the truth. They're out to get us and it ain't happening."

Deputies said they then took the guns and several dozen rounds of ammunition into custody.

Copyright 2013 FOX Carolina (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    DOJ looks into how AT&T, Verizon handle defecting customers

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:43:53 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:35:36 GMT
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)The Justice Department is investigating AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

    More >>

    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.

    More >>
  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:53:41 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:29 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:29:36 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
  • Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

    Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:12:45 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:44:25 GMT
    The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to documents about its buildings in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to documents about its buildings in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to documents about its buildings in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to documents about its buildings in New York City. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City.

    More >>

    The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly