On April 7, 2019 charges were filed by Linn County Prosecuting Attorney Shiante
McMahon for Christopher Warring, 43, and Lisa Warring, 35, of Marceline.
Both are charged with 1 count of Kidnapping, 1 count of Child Abduction, 4
counts of abuse or neglect of a child, 5 counts of endangering the welfare of a
child, and 17 counts of animal abuse.
Officers of the Marceline Police Department conducted a seven-month long
investigation which lead to the charges being filed in Linn County Court.
Officers received a report of a possible physical assault which was believed to
occur in the 300 block of West Ritchie. Officers later served a search
warrant on the residence located at 317 West Ritchie. During the search
warrant 17 animals consisting of dogs, cats, ferrets, and guinea pigs were
seized due to unsanitary living conditions. All animals were taken to the Linn
County Animal Shelter.
The Marceline Police Department were assisted in this investigation by the Linn
County Prosecuting Attorney, Linn County Animal Shelter, and Linn County
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