Grandma charged for transporting grandkids in dog kennels
Jun 11 2018 by Desiree Burns
WMC reported that Leimome Cheeks, 62, of Memphis, was charged with two counts of child endangerment, which carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison if convicted.
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. Temperatures in the area reached around 35°C.
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 auto.
Cheeks was taken into police custody after a concerned witness shot video of her on Saturday as she opened the trunk of her Ford Explorer and released the children from the kennels.
Cheeks admitted that she drove the children in the kennels from Whitehaven to Collierville, which is a 35-minute ride.
Skylarr Blake, who lives a few doors down from Cheeks, said he couldn't imagine her doing such a thing.
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"I think she needs some help". Neighbors are shocked. They say Leimome Cheeks is a very nice woman and they can't believe she did something like this. "If she did that, then that's out of character for her", one neighbor said.
The citizen, who does not want to be identified, sent the video to Memphis Police.
'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 her vehicle'.
Ms Cheeks can be seen opening the cage doors to the kennels as the children hop out.
Police say the children are okay.
Cheeks is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.