November 12, 2012

William Lewallen - Jailed After Locking Naked Toddler Outside In Dog Cage

Tulsa, OK (The Weekly Vice) - William Lewallen, a 47-year-old Oklahoma man jailed Sunday after police found three unattended, naked children on his property. One child was found locked in a dog cage, covered with feces.

According to police, officers were dispatched to Lewallen's residence after a neighbor heard the screams of a child who had been stripped naked and locked outside in the cold while the boy's father was passed out inside.

Investigators say officers arrived at the residence and could immediately hear a child screaming from inside the residence.

While looking for an open entrance into the house, officers came upon an 18-month-old girl who was naked, covered in feces and locked inside a dog cage.

When the officers kicked in the home's back door, they encountered a second naked child inside who seemed to be unattended.  A further sweep of the house revealed a third naked child who was asleep on a bed in the master bedroom.

Officers also found Lewallen who was passed out next to the child.

During a police interview, Lewallen stated that he fell asleep after ingesting a combination of pain meds, a muscle relaxer and anti-seizure medication.

"The screaming child in the dog kennel did not wake the defendant nor did the officers kicking the door down to rescue the toddler in the dog cage," stated a police arrest affidavit.

Officers also noted in their report that the home had no heat (it was about 40 degrees that day) and there was little food in the house to eat.

Lewallen was booked into jail and charged with felony child neglect. His bond has been set at $50,000.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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