Leimome Cheeks a Memphis -Tennessee grandmother is charged with child endangerment after video emerged of her transporting two young children in pet kennels in a hot car.
Charged with two counts of child endangerment was 62 year old woman, Leimome Cheeks.
At the time of her arrest, Cheeks of Whitehaven admitted driving several miles with the children, aged 7 and 8 years old inside the dog kennels.
‘Leimome Cheeks was interviewed and admitted to riding from Whitehaven to Collierville with the children in the kennel,‘ read a police affidavit cited by Cleveland 19 News.
‘Cheeks further advised they also drove downtown, however she checked on the children periodically and later removed them from the kennel and put them in the rear seats of her her vehicle.’
The Memphis police affidavit told of the grandmother claiming there was no room inside her vehicle Saturday, instead telling the children to get inside the kennels.
Except there was an extra problem.
Neighbors of Leimome Cheeks expressed shock, saying she was a ‘very nice woman.’
Arresting officers noted there being no air conditioning vents in the back of the vehicle with the children telling police they became hot. Temperatures in the area reached about 95 degrees Fahrenheit.
Video surfaced after a concerned citizen who saw the unfolding incident took it upon themselves to film the children getting out of the kennels for evidence in case police didn’t show up in time.
Cheeks was being held Sunday in the Shelby County Jail. Jail records didn’t indicate whether Cheeks has an attorney who can comment on the charges.
The white supremacist female who appeared in the viral video where she had two Black children in dog cages, has been identified as Leimome Cheeks of Memphis, TN. She has been arrested for child endangerment. We need to find out where these children are so we can financially help pic.twitter.com/AkSkxSBeZZ
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) June 10, 2018
The kennels are still in the back of the truck. Neighbors are shocked. They say Leimome Cheeks is a very nice woman and they can’t believe she did something like this. @3onyourside pic.twitter.com/Q8Mi33iguo
— Symone Woolridge (@SymoneTV) June 10, 2018