Mother, 2 children padlocked inside home

Mother, 2 children padlocked inside home

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police found a mother and her two small children padlocked inside their home in Downtown Memphis.

Police say Joyce Whitfield and her boyfriend, Andre Humphrey, got into an argument on January 14.

Whitfield says Humphrey grabbed a mop and slammed it into her leg. He then picked up an extension cord and whipped her across the back. He even tried to take his belt and choke Whitfield with it.

After he was finished, Whitfield says Humphrey walked out the front door and padlocked her and her children inside.

Wednesday, police found and arrested Humphrey. He's scheduled to appear in court Thursday. His bond is set at $6,000.

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