Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Memphis woman arrested for transporting kids in pet kennels, police say

Woman drove 2 kids in pet kennels in Tennessee: Cops Woman filmed transporting children in pet kennels arrested
Jeannette Daniel | 11 June, 2018, 11:28

A woman has been arrested over the incident which an eyewitness filmed.

Leimome Cheeks of Memphis, Tennessee, is behind bars after a video surfaced on Twitter shows her letting her children out of dog kennels after locking them in the trunk of her auto.

Charged with two counts of child endangerment was 62 year old woman, Leimome Cheeks.

Cheeks told police that she traveled with the children in the kennel from Collierville to Whitehaven because there was no room for them in the vehicle.

At the time of her arrest, Cheeks of Whitehaven admitted driving several miles with the children, aged 7 and 8 years old inside the dog kennels.

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The kids also complained they were hot during the drive, while being kept in a confined space in the trunk, according to WREG. For more than 40 minutes, the kids rode in those kennels.

Cheeks told police that she traveled with the children in the kennel from Collierville to Whitehaven because there was no room for them in the vehicle, Cleveland 19 News reports.

Children's Services and Memphis Police are investigating. And indeed, it was around 95 degrees on the day that the children were seen in the pet kennels.

Cheeks was being held on Sunday in the Shelby County Jail. NPR detailed that all the kids required medical care, while the parents were arrested and taken into custody.

It's too early to know the details of the circumstances surrounding Cheeks and the children that were seen in the pet kennels, however further information is expected to be released by authorities soon.

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