Authorities Learn of Prison Jumpsuits Made for Children Earlier this Year

By |2018-08-09T07:46:33-05:00August 9, 2018 7:46 am|Local News|0 Comments

Laura Cheatham – Courtesy: St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department

Daryl Head – Courtesy: St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department

FARMINGTON, MO (KDKZ-TV) As the investigation into the Child Abuse case against Laura Cheatham and Daryl Head continues to unfold, investigators have learned that in January of 2018, Laura Cheatham, a recent former employee of the Missouri Department of Corrections, placed an order with Prison Industries Clothing Division for four kids size prison inmate uniforms.

It is alleged that Cheatham told the offender in charge of the clothing division that the uniforms, “Were for her kids.”

Investigators with this department took custody of the uniforms from officials at Farmington Correctional Center along with cardboard patterns that are marked “kids pants”, ‘kids shirt”, etc., and work order documentation.

Investigators with Farmington Correctional Center are assisting with interviews concerning the placement of the order and the uniforms’ manufacturing, as well as any other potential evidence.

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