Baby found locked in dog crate in Tulsa home

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TULSA, Okla. - Neighbors led police to a disturbing discovery inside a Tulsa home, a toddler found locked in a dog crate.

Residents first became suspicious when they found a child, alone and crying, outside a home on N. Frankfort Place.

They called police and when officers got there, they heard another child screaming from inside the home.

Police forced their way inside and found an 18-month-old baby locked inside the crate.

According to a police report, the home was in disarray and covered in feces.

After clearing a path through the house, officers found 47-year-old William Lewallen passed out in bed.

A naked 3-year-old child was next to him.

Police said he appeared to be high on drugs and alcohol.

Lewallen denied knowing how the child got locked in the dog cage.

The suspect was taken to jail, accused of child neglect.

The three children were taken into DHS custody.

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