A video went viral showing a woman traveling with children in kennels. The witness reported seeing two children get out of kennels in the back of an SUV. They were spotted Saturday afternoon in the 3700 block of Elvis Presley Blvd. Near Graceland.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LOCKED IN A DOG KENNEL: A woman is charged with child endangerment for locking a 7 and 8-year-old in dog kennels in her SUV. The woman admitted to driving from Whitehaven to Collierville with the kids in the kennel. <br><br>This video helped lead to her arrest <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WMC5?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WMC5</a> <a href="https://t.co/e9j743PtSI">pic.twitter.com/e9j743PtSI</a></p>— Chris Luther (@cluther_wmc5) <a href="https://twitter.com/cluther_wmc5/status/1005927674836082688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 10, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The woman seen in the video was identified as Leimome Cheeks, 62. She admitted to driving from Whitehaven to Collierville with the kids in the kennel. The video filmed by a passerby helped lead to her arrest. Once interviewed, the children said it was very hot in the back of the truck which authorities say was 95 degrees.
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Cheeks was arrested and charged with two counts of child endangerment. The children were just 7 and 8 years old but it is not clear how they are related to Cheeks. Children Services and Memphis Police are investigating the case.
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