Four North Platte people charged with child abuse pleaded not guilty in Lincoln County District Court.
Ashly Clark, Lacy Beyer and Bryson and Samantha Eyten have been charged with two counts of felony child abuse and two counts of false imprisonment.
All four appeared before Lincoln County District Judge Richard Birch. Jury trial has been set for January 31.
The four were arrested at their home after the North Platte Police Department received an anonymous tip and conducted a welfare check on October 25.
Officers reportedly found Clark’s two boys ages 3 and 5 in a wired shut dog kennel as well as Eyten’s two children ages 8 and 8 months living in “highly unsanitary” conditions.
Officers found trash, dirty clothing, food and animal feces throughout the residence.
The four remain incarcerated at the Lincoln County Detention Center with a $25,000 bond each.
George Keltz, KXNP, North Platte