Court dates set for trio accused of child neglect

April 27, 2019 | Courts

NEWIRK — A trio of Ponca City residents accused of child abuse are scheduled for court dates on June 21.

Ricky Allen Logan, 62, is facing charges of enabling child neglect, enabling child abuse by injury and failure to report child abuse. Christopher Michael Logan, 24, and Megan Lyn Logan, 28, are facing charges of child abuse by injury, child neglect, and misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

The three were charged on Jan. 11 in connection with an incident that occurred at 422 south Oak on May 10, 2018. Ponca City police officer Darold Ross reports in the affidavit that he responded to the address for a report of two unattended children. Upon arrival, Ross reports locating two nude children covered in filth playing in the yard. Ross describes the inside of the house as covered in filth, trash, clothing, food and animal feces. Chris reportedly admitted he was sleeping and told the officer the children were naked because one was potty training and “being naked helps him to learn to potty.”

A Department of Human Services case worker arrived on scene. Ross reports Megan admitted to smoking meth two days earlier and stating “I keep my stuff in the kid’s play room out of reach from the kids. I don’t smoke dope in the house though.”

Chris reportedly told the officer he smoked weed the night before and stated, “I’ll give you my pipe and grinder to get rid of it. It is in the playroom.”

Megan reportedly retrieved a cardholder box from the playroom and said it contained “her stuff.” Ross reports the box contained drug paraphernalia and a white crystal substance that tested positive for meth.

DHS reports finding cigarette burns, bruising and lice on the children.

Ross asked Ricky if he was aware of the drug activity in the home. He reportedly admitted to living at the house for at least eight months and that the kids are usually naked because of potty training. He denied knowing of any drug activity or of the filthy conditions. He reportedly told the officer, “I stay in my room and work a lot. I just don’t know what is going on in the house.”

Judge David Bandy ordered the kids removed from the residence. All three are free on bond.