Dog feces found in home; Mother arrested on neglect complaints


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Amanda Griffin
Amanda Griffin
Updated: 9/05/2013 3:21 pm Published: 9/05/2013 3:14 pm


Tulsa police arrested a mother after investigating a child in need of supervision in west Tulsa.

The arrest report shows officers were called to a home in the 5600 block of West Third on Wednesday.

The officer arrived at the home and met a Department of Human Services worker conducting a follow-up visit on Amanda Griffin.

Police said the DHS worker told them Griffin appeared intoxicated and had admitted to having had four shots of vodka. The worker also said two men in the home appeared intoxicated.

The officer knocked on the door and saw one man go to the back of the house, and it took a few minutes before Griffin answered the door. The officer said she appeared intoxicated, with red eyes and slurred speech.

Police had Griffin ask the two men, identified as Phillip Hicks and Larry Priebe, to come out. Police said Hicks was a convicted sex offender who had failed to register before.
The officer walked through the house and found dog feces on the floor in the living room and bedrooms.

According to the report, there were dirty clothes on the floor and there was no food in the kitchen, only ketchup and mustard in the fridge. The officer said the house smelled of dog urine, feces and rotten food. There was a large butcher knife lying by the couch.

While police were there, a 7-year-old arrived off the school bus and was taken into protective custody.

Police said Griffin resisted and had to be held to be handcuffed, then, she got out of her cuffs in the back of the police car and began hitting the inside of the patrol car, making large scuffs on the metal in the unit.

Griffin had to be carried into booking and was disorderly, police said. She faces charges of omitting to provide for a minor child, resisting arrest, obstruction of an officer and child neglect.


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