Warrant serving led to more problems

LISBON — When county sheriff deputies went to a Center Township residence Friday morning, they just had been trying to serve a woman with an assault warrant; however, officials encountered a lot more of a problem.

According to deputies, the officer arrived at 7327 Shelby Road to serve Lakieshia Richardson with the warrant on an assault charge, also encountered Kimberly Craig, who was wanted on a similar warrant.

After arresting both women, police discovered Richardson’s two small children, ages 4 and 7, six dogs and unknown numbers of cats all living in the trailer under poor conditions. The children were turned over to a relative of Richardson, and county Children’s Services was notified.

The county dog warden was called to the scene to take all six dogs, including a 18-year-old dog, Zoe, without food or water that was tied outside. The other five fully grown dogs were confiscated from separate cages in the living room, also with no food or water available.

No running water was available at the trailer due to an issue with either the well or the pump, the officer noted.

No food, except a jar of hot peppers and drinks, were contained in the refrigerator.