Child trapped in kennel ‘has been living outside’ since April, warrant says

Davidson County, North Carolina (WGHPA North Carolina boy found in a padlocked kennel told agents he had been living there since April and had no room in the house where his father and stepmother lived, according to a search warrant. .

The warrant also revealed that people in the area were aware of his living conditions at the time.

On October 19, Davidson County lawmakers responded to the Lexington home. Report of a 9-year-old boy trapped in a kennelThe boy was found and taken to hospital.

The property-owning child’s father, stepmother, and stepmother’s aunt were arrested and charged with felony child abuse.

According to the search warrant, an unnamed person called 911 just before 7:00 a.m. on October 19 and mentioned the boy. She said her husband had brought him food “in the past.”

The child was found in a t-shirt and jeans with no shoes after a night in freezing temperatures. We broke into the kennel and got to the boy.

The warrant says the child has been living outside since April. He also told the lieutenant that he had no room in the house “because he lived outside.”

Three people were arrested after a 9-year-old was trapped overnight in a frozen kennel, according to North Carolina sheriffs.

Agents saw a woman with a small child at the back door of the house. According to her warrant, she disappeared and turned off her lights. Agents forced their way into the house and took Sarah Starr, the stepmother of her boy, into custody. She told her agent that she didn’t know her kennel’s combination to the lock and that only her Aunt Sherry Burns knew it.

The star was holding an 8-month-old baby, and a 4-year-old was found under the star’s bed. They were taken out of the house by EMS.

According to the warrant, Starr allegedly told agents he knew the boy was being held in a kennel and told detectives that she and her husband were “mad about it.” .

The star told them that she has two other children, ages 7 and 8, both of whom attend school.

A neighbor came to the house in a four-wheeler and told the agent that the child had been in the kennel the previous night around 10:30 pm. The man said he brought the child a coat and snacks, according to the warrant.

All five children were detained by the Department of Social Services. At a press conference, the sheriff’s office said the children were in good health.

Sarah and Jonathan Starr have been charged with felony child abuse for causing serious physical injury, misdemeanor child abuse, and wrongful imprisonment.

Burns has been charged with serious child abuse for causing serious injury, misdemeanor child abuse, wrongful imprisonment, and possession of a firearm by a felon. The warrant shows Burns that she was convicted of identity theft in 2004.

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