A Columbus woman was arrested on child neglect charges last weekend after she was allegedly found to be barring two children into a room while she wasn’t home.
Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman with the Columbus Police Department says that police were called to the 1100 block of Grand Avenue just after 10 p.m. Saturday night by a person who had been working on a maintenance problem at the home. While inside the residence, the witness heard children yelling behind a door held closed by a bar on the outside of the door. A 5-year-old and a one year old were found to be barred in the room and there was evidence it had happened before. There was also very little food in the home and poor living conditions, and the children’s mother was not at the home, Harris said.
The mother, 25-year-old Kylei E. Thompson was arrested on two preliminary charges of neglect of a dependent. The children were taken into the care of Child Protective Services.