NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (North Platte Post)- A child welfare check conducted by the North Platte Police Department late Monday night resulted in the arrest of 4 local residents.
Lt. Hoaglund reports that officers responded to the call at 2421 East E Street where they found an extremely unsanitary living environment as the home was littered with dirty clothes, trash and animal feces. Officers also found two young boys, ages 5 and 3, being housed inside a 42 X 30 inch animal kennel secured by a wire tie.
Arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse, First Degree False Imprisonment and Misdemeanor Child Abuse were: 25-year-old Bryson Eyten, 24-year-old Samantha Eyten, 22-year-old Ashly Clark and 20-year-old Lacy Beyer.
Two other children, a 7-year-old and an 8-month-old girl were also in the home at the time of the arrests, but were not being confined. All of the adults and children were living in the house. The two girls are the children of Bryson and Samantha Eyten; the two boys are Clark’s children. All were taken into juvenile protective custody by HHS.
The adults were aware of the unsanitary living conditions and claim the boys were locked up to prevent them from sneaking away from the home.
(Update) A court appearance has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Thursday October 27th for all four adults listed in this story. Bond has been set at $50,000 for each. Lt. Hoaglund reports that authorities are relocating a number of animals left in the home including cats, dogs, rabbits and snakes. According to police, the four were the only adults residing in the home at the time of the arrest. The North Platte Post will provide updates following the court appearance Thursday.