Mexico Woman Accused of Locking Children in Room
MEXICO - A Mexico mother was behind bars Tuesday after Mexico Police found her three children, ages two, three, and eight, living in an "unsanitary home" off of West Breckenridge. The state's children's division received a report in November 2013 about the conditions of the home and contacted the Mexico Public Safety Department.
According to the department, it did an additional investigation and sent the information to the Audrain County Prosecutor's Office. The prosecutor filed a warrant for 27-year-old April R. Davis, which was later served by the Audrain County Sheriff's Department on Jan. 8.
Davis faces three counts of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree and three counts of abuse or neglect of a child. All of the charges are felonies. As of Tuesday morning, she remained at the Audrain County Jail with a $10,000 bond.
The probable cause statement says when the children's division visited Davis' home in November, 2013, it was dirty and littered with pet urine and feces on the floor. The documents say the two smallest children's door was locked from the outside and a rope was on the door secure it. In that room, the statement says there were human feces covering the walls, floor and crib. The smell was described as "overwhelming."
The probable cause statement says two other adults were also living in the home, but says they stopped helping Davis with the children when they got angry with her. The document says witnesses said Davis became depressed following the death of her father.