Fifth arrest made in child cruelty, neglect of a disabled adult case

September 8, 2022–5:52 p.m.


A fifth person has now been charged with 2nd-degree cruelty to children, contributing to the deprivation of a child, and neglect of a disabled adult.

According to Floyd County Jail records, 47-year-old Steven Shane Leatherwood was living in a house on Morton Bend Road with four other adults, as well as three children, all under the age of 2, and a disabled adult.

The home had become so derelict that it posed a hazard to all who were living in it.

The other adults, 37-year-old Rocky Eugene Hayes, 42-year-old Leslie Michelle Smith, 24-year-old Daniel Nickolas Johnson, and 23-year-old Heather Cheyenne Leatherwood were arrested last week.

You can read that original story HERE.

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