Fayetteville woman charged with locking 2 children in U-Haul trailer
Posted April 25
Fayetteville, N.C. — A Fayetteville woman was in jail Monday, charged with locking two children inside a U-Haul trailer.
Sheena Marie Young, 28, of Old Shaw Road, is charged with two counts of child abuse and one count of trespassing, authorities said.
According to investigators, police were called to a Target on Skibo Road on Saturday afternoon in reference to a reported shoplifting incident. When officers arrived, they found Young sitting in a U-Haul with one of her children in the passenger’s seat. Young had previously been banned from the property, so officers immediately processed her for larceny and trespassing, authorities said.
"During that, officers heard noises in the back of the U-Haul truck," said police spokesperson Lt. David McLaurin. "Once they had the people in custody they kept hearing noises so they eventually got around to opening the truck...they found two small children in the rear of the truck."
Investigators say Young locked a 4-year-old and 8-year-old inside a U-Haul trailer for more than an hour.
"The children were sweating profusely," McLaurin said. "They were very hot. They were very upset."
The children were checked out by a medic and were given to another family member.
Young was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $2,500 secured bond.