Headricks plead to two counts

Amy and Travis Headrick of Melvina recently pleaded guilty to two counts of neglecting a child and one count of false imprisonment.

Amy Headrick managed the 71 Express in Norwalk until her arrest.

In exchange for the plea, the other charges, including second-degree recklessly endangering safety and felony child abuse, were dropped.

The Headricks were arrested in August 2018 after officers found four children ranging in age from 9–15 zip tied into cages and horse troughs in separate rooms. Some of the children were wearing diapers. The four children had been adopted by the couple, who also have one biological child.

There has been a pattern of allegations against the Headricks that show 20 reports of child neglect, recklessly endangering safety and false-imprisonment cases dating as far back as 2009. Amy and Travis Headrick were never charged in any of those cases.

The couple is scheduled to be sentenced at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 21, in Monroe County Circuit Court.

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