On June 6, 2016, Troopers and BCI arrested Shirley Sherwood, 50 and George Colton, 56, both of 1604 Blackhouse Road, Town of Middlebury for Unlawful Imprisonment 1st (Class E Felony) and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor) for their repeated alleged criminal actions of locking and chaining Shirley’s 16 year old family member to his bed.
Troopers responded to the Blackhouse Road residence for a complaint of an uncontrollable 16 year old. During the course of the investigation it was determined that SHERWOOD and COLTON utilized an approximately 15-foot dog chain and three padlocks to secure the 16 year old to the bed for control during the night and at other times.
SHERWOOD and COLTON were arrested and arraigned in the Town of Warsaw Court by Justice Ron Errington who then remanded them both to the Wyoming County Jail in lieu of bail. Both are to reappear in the Town of Middlebury Court later in June 2016.