Sheriff Tex Dowdy called the cribs “heinous” but agreed with Kyllo’s decision.
"Our threshold, as far as booking somebody on a specific charge, is much different than the DA's threshold in prosecuting," Dowdy told the Record Searchlight. "This isn't one against the other. It's just, he felt, based on the information he received in the police report, it wasn't sufficient for him to pursue charges on that particular charge."
The couple are still facing weapons charges.
Zendejas still faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and drug possession, according to the Record Searchlight. Williams faces misdemeanor charges because she was not allowed to have a firearm.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.