December 21, 2014

Final suspect in “kids in kennel” case is sentenced

The last person to be sentenced in the North Platte kids-in-a-kennel case also has been given probation.

Twenty-five-year-old Samantha Eyten was given a year of probation when she was sentenced late last week in Lincoln County District Court.

She had pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child abuse and false imprisonment.

Last October, police were called to the residence shared by Eyten, her husband, Bryson Eyten, Lacy Beyer and Ashly Clark.

Officers found Clark’s two boys sleeping in a wired shut dog kennel inside a filthy trailer home.

Bryson Eyten and Lacy Beyer were sentenced in June to a year of probation. Clark was given two years of probation when she was sentenced on July 2.

By George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte