Kylla Mann, of Alabama, has been jailed after she broke the terms of her bail agreement, which stemmed from child abuse charges from January earlier this year.
According to the Metro, the mum of five failed to submit court-ordered drug tests and then violated her bail terms by moving to Mississippi, where she’s also facing charges for allegedly stealing lottery tickets.
The 30-year-old was arrested in January after sheriff’s deputies and social workers visited her home as a part of a welfare check and discovered that her children were being kept in wooden cages – whilst the rest of the home was in horrifying conditions.
Authorities stated that they had found “evidence that the children had been locked in the cages on multiple occasions,” according to the Lee Country Sheriff’s Office.
The children – ages one, three, four, ten and 11 – have all been placed in the custody of Lee County Department of Human Resources after the grim discovery was made.
So far, it is unclear whether or not all of the children were placed in the cage but investigators told WSFA that they believe that the younger kids were regularly placed in these wooden cages – which were covered in faeces and urine.
Investigator Greg Sumner said: “There was faeces on the actual wood itself.
“There was some stains of faeces and or urine on the mattress.”
He added: “There was cockroaches on the walls and on the mattress as well.”
The police have also confirmed that two other adults have been arrested – it is believed they are Mann’s grandparents – after they were also there at the welfare check in January.
Pamela Bond, 66, and James Bond, 69 are facing aggravated child abuse and reckless endangerment charges.
Initially, Mann was charged with aggravated child abuse and child endangerment.
According to WRBL, until a plea agreement can be reached Mann will remain jailed until she stands trial for her latest arrest.