Mother Taken Into Custody For Unsanitary Home, Resisting Arrest

Posted at 8:16 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 08:16:58-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (The Richmond Register)– A woman was arrested Tuesday after deputies say her home was unsanitary.

They originally responded to the home for a report of a woman involved in a fight with her adult child.

The Richmond Register says when deputies arrived 41-year-old Tonya Hensley, of Berea, told them she had custody of four children who were supposed to be in the home, a 17-year-old and three children under the age of 5, but deputies found the home to be empty.

According to an arrest citation, deputies could smell a strong odor of urine as they walked through the home. They also found cockroaches crawling on the walls, furniture and bedding.

Hensley, who was allegedly intoxicated, told deputies she didn’t know where the children were. It was later confirmed through dispatch that the children were safe.

Deputies attempted to arrest Hensley for her lack of knowledge of where the minors were and for the unsanitary conditions of the home, however she said she wasn’t leaving and they needed to get a warrant.

The newspaper adds that deputies used some force as they pulled Hensley from the couch as she attempted to resist arrest.

Hensley was booked into the Madison County Detention Center and is facing four counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and resisting arrest.