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Adams County woman holds four juveniles at knife point

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

An Adams County woman is behind bars after police say she tied up four juveniles and held them at knife point.

Oceaner Saulsberry, 24, was arrested Monday night after the Adams County Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic dispute between Saulsberry and another woman in the 1500 block of Zellerman Avenue.

Sheriff Brent Fischer reports that when deputies arrived, they found four children and their mother tied up. Deputies also found that Saulsberry had a knife in her possession. 

The home has a trampoline and even has a few children's toys lying around.

Some neighbors even tell WGEM that the mobile home is the house that all the neighborhood kids came to play at, and they say that's what makes this all the more shocking.

"Every time I come home there's always kids jumping out on the trampoline, all the kids from the neighborhood are always over there playing, I never in a million years would have thought that," said Autumn Owsley.

"It's always peaceful, nothing really going on here hardly," said Barb Hainline

But after hearing about what happened right outside their back doors Monday night, residents living in Paradise Lane mobile home park say the neighborhood anything but, resembles it's name.

Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer says it all started when deputies were tipped off about a fight that was going on between Oceaner Saulsberry and another woman living in the home.

"The one adult female decided to leave and I guess the other adult female while at home, was having a difficult time, she decided to bound a number of children and keep them at bay until the other female then came home," said Fischer.

That's when Fischer says Saulsberry also pulled the knife on the other woman, and held her against her will too.

And it's an ordeal Fischer says no child should ever have to go through.

"You can only imagine very traumatizing, very scary, so I'm sure very upset, and that's why it was important that we call DCFS to make them aware of it," said Fischer.

While Fischer says Saulsberry is currently in the Adams County jail, residents want her to stay out of the neighborhood permanently.

"It just goes to show you there are disgusting people in this world and it could be your neighbor," said Owsley.

Fischer says there were a total of 5 kids living in the home.

The four who were tied up belonged to the other woman here with Saulsberry.

Saulsberry has been charged with Domestic Battery, Unlawful Restraint, Aggravated Assault, and Armed Violence.

She is being held without bond in the Adams County jail.

 

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