Man Jailed After His Children Were Discovered Padlocked In A Room

Tracy Henson

Tracy Henson

SHELBY, N.C. — A man is in jail, accused of padlocking a 2-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy inside a room while he went out.

Day care workers discovered the children Wednesday morning when they came to pick them up.

Tracy Henson is charged with child abuse.

According to the police report, they found inside the house “knives, medication and beer lying around, bags of dirty diapers hanging from the walls” and old food in the kitchen.

The report also says the bathtub was full of water and that tools, motor parts and power equipment all over the house.

Henson is being held on $100,000 bond.

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