Jenna and Brian Eaton of Rosendale are each charged with four felonies of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and four felonies for abuse or neglect of a child.
According to court documents, on Wednesday shortly after 7:30 p.m. the Andrew County Sheriff’s Office was notified of four kids walking on 48 highway with blankets.
“The caller stated he will follow the kids. He located them at the River Bridge on 48 hwy west of Rosendale. He picked them up and waited at the Rosendale Post Office,” said Deputy Robert Elam with the sheriff’s department.
The children allegedly told the deputy Jenna had been drinking and was in bed when their step-father, Brian kicked them out of the house and told them not to come back. Brian also admitted to drinking that evening in court documents.
“He locked them down stairs with a gate and a large piece of plywood. He stated it was because they steal food,” said Elam. “Jenna Eaton allowed the children to be locked down stairs.”
Jenna allegedly said she knew the area where she and her husband forced the children to live was bad but that she let Brian handle that.
Brian and Jenna are each being held on $30,000 bail in the Andrew County Jail. A court date was not yet listed on online documents.