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Grandma Makes Kids Sit in Dog Kennels in Back of Her Truck

(WHBQ-TV)

By    |   Monday, 11 June 2018 01:55 PM

A grandmother was arrested after allegedly making kids sit in dog kennels in the back of her hot truck in Memphis over the weekend, and the incident was captured on video, according to WHBQ-TV.

Leimome Cheeks, 62, was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment and she was bonded out of jail Sunday morning, the television station said. Authorities said children, ages 7 and 8, were allegedly traveling in the kennels near Graceland on the back of a Ford Explorer Saturday.

Temperatures reached 95 degrees in Memphis on Saturday, and the children told authorities that they were extremely hot in the back of the truck, per the television station.

A video of the kids in the cages was allegedly filmed by a someone passing by the vehicle, WREG-TV noted. The children told police that Cheeks instructed them to get into the kennels because there was no room in the back seats, according to WREG-TV.

"Leimome Cheeks was interviewed and admitted to riding from Whitehaven to Collierville with the children in the kennel,'' a police affidavit said, according the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "Cheeks further advised they also drove downtown, however she checked on the children periodically and later removed them from the kennel and put them in the rear seats of her vehicle.''

Neighbors told WREG-TV that Cheeks recently purchased two German Shepherd puppies, which was why she had the kennels in the back of her truck. Neighbor Camillia Cowan told WHBQ-TV that she doubts that Cheeks was trying to intentionally hurt the children or knew what she was doing was wrong.

"I don't think she knew because she loves her grandkids," Cowan told WHBQ-TV. "They're always outside playing with the dogs and stuff."

Cheeks was scheduled to appear in court Monday while Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson told the Commercial Appeal Monday that the agency has joined the investigation.

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