Garner woman accused of tying children's bedroom door with rope
Posted July 23, 2013
Garner, N.C. — A Garner woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly used a rope to tie shut the door to her young children's bedroom.
Lt. Chris Clayton, with the Garner Police Department, said the discovery was made Monday when a social worker made an unexpected visit to Kristina Jean Crawford's home.
The social worker was unable to get an adult to answer the door and made contact with the two children through a window, Clayton said. That's when she noticed the children had no way out of the room.
An arrest warrant for two counts of misdemeanor child abuse accuses Crawford, 27, of 105 Cedar Lane, of "securing the bedroom door closed with rope so the door could not be opened."
She was released from police custody on a $10,000 bond and has a court date scheduled for Aug. 8.
Clayton couldn't comment on whether the children remain in Crawford's custody, but, as a condition of her release, she is not allowed to be alone with any child under the age of 16.