LOGAN, Ohio (WCMH) — Three adults have been arrested after the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office found a 3-year-old in a cage and a 2-year-old holding a drug pipe Sunday during a search of a house, according the sheriff’s office.
HCSO says they conducted a search warrant at a residence on Bear Run Road pertaining to an investigation into sexual assault.
When authorities arrived at the home, they found a 3-year-old locked in a cage that was secured with zip ties and contained bugs inside. A 2-year-old was then seen walking inside the house holding a meth pipe, according to the sheriff’s office.
Both children were taken into emergency custody as HCSO says two adults left the residence due to their involvement in the sexual assault investigation while a woman was detained.
Ella Webb, 61, was arrested and charged with endangering children and had her cash surety bond set at $200,000 after pleading not guilty.
The two adults who allegedly fled the home, Franklin “T.J.” Varney, 38, and Megan Smith, 25, who are accused of endangering children, were arrested just before 1 p.m. Monday in the woods on Bear Run Road, according to the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office. They were taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.