LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- A Smiths Station mother, accused of locking her children in cages, is back in jail after a Lee County Judge revoked her bail for violating conditions of her release.
Kylla Michelle Mann, 30, was arrested in January and charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse of a child less than six years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. Mann's grandparents were also arrested in the case.
Hughes said Mann failed to comply with court-ordered drug screenings, and said there is evidence Mann moved to Mississippi -- also a violation of her bond -- where she now faces an outstanding felony warrant for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from a gas station where she was working.
Lee County sheriff's investigators responded to a report of possible child abuse at a Smiths Station home on Jan. 13 after child welfare workers made contact with four children, ages 11, 10, 4 and 3. Deputies found two wooden cages with locks. Investigators learned that the children had been locked in the cages multiple times. Investigators said an 8-month-old child also lives at the home but was not there when deputies arrived. All five children were placed in state Department of Human Resources custody.
Pamela Deloris Bond, 66; James H. Bond, 69; and Kylla Michelle Mann were charged with two counts of aggravated abuse of a child less than 6 years of age and two counts of reckless endangerment. Pamela Bond was also charged with one count of tampering with physical evidence.