Farmington Child Kidnapping Suspects Names Released

(Farmington) A man and woman are accused of keeping four children inside small boxes at a Farmington home. The St. Francois County Sheriff’s Office say Daryl Head and Laura Cheatham, both 38, are charged with multiple counts of kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sheriff’s officials say deputies, along with the Missouri Children’s Division investigators went to a home on Tuesday.

A hotline call alleged children were being kept inside boxes that were sealed shut with plywood and screws.

Officers say they found three girls and one boy, all between ages five-and-12, were being held in “specially constructed” spaces that had no windows or lighting.

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