A southeast Alabama mother, grandmother and grandfather are behind bars, accused of locking children in wooden cages on multiple occasions.
Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones on Wednesday announced the arrests of Pamela Deloris Bond, 66, James H. Bond, 69 and Kylla Michelle Mann, 30. All three live in Smiths Station.
Sheriff’s investigators Monday received information from Lee County DHR about a possible child abuse situation at the home in the 5000 block of Lee Road 246. Deputies went to the home and made contact with four children, ages 11, 10, 4 and 3.
While at the home, deputies noticed two wooden cages that had lids that locked. The investigation revealed the children had been locked in the cages multiple times.
Investigators learned that an 8-month-old child also lives at the home but was not there when deputies arrived. All five children have been placed in DHR custody.
The suspects have been charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. Additionally, Pamela Bond is charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Bonds for James Bond and Mann are set at $122,000. Bond for Pamela Bond is $123,000.
The investigation is ongoing. Authorities ask that anyone with information about the case call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651 or Lee County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-522-7847.
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