It looks like a Monroe County couple accused of keeping their kids inside of cages won’t be back in court until early next year.
Travis and Amy Headrick of Melvina were supposed to have a pretrial hearing Wednesday in Sparta but, partly at the request of the defense, the hearing has been rescheduled for Jan. 2.
That’s OK with district attorney Kevin Croninger because, he says, his office is busy right now.
The preliminary hearing usually takes place a week after an arrest. The Headricks were arrested in August.
Sheriff’s officers found a couple of children, between the ages of 10 and 15, penned up in makeshift cages.
Mrs. Headrick said the kids were confined to keep them from harming themselves.