NEW RICHMOND, WV (WVNS) — A Wyoming County man is accused of padlocking doors and nailing windows shut to keep two children inside his home.
Wyoming County Deputies arrested Alfred Perkey on Monday, September 24, 2018.
Court documents state on Friday, September 21, a woman told officials she witnessed Perkey hit, slap and punch the two children. She said Perkey’s home was unlivable because the floors were caving in and there was no working toilet. She also told officers Perkey locked the two children in the home using padlocks and nailed the windows shut so they could not escape.
Deputies and a CPS worker visited the home along River Road in New Richmond. Deputies said after further inspection, the woman’s claims appeared to be true.
Deputies said there was no way the children could have escaped the home in case of an emergency.
Perkey is in jail and charged with child neglect.