WARSAW — A Warsaw couple was arrested after they falsely claimed their home had been burglarized. Both adults were under the influence of drugs while their two small children were in the home.
Amy Savant, 23, and Toran Lee Savant, 31, 888 Oak Brook Place, Warsaw, are both being charged with neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony.
On May 1, central dispatch requested officer’s presence at the residence at Oak Brook Place, Warsaw in regards to a possible burglary. Amy advised dispatch that someone had broken into the residence and they were trapped inside because the door was damaged. A baby could be heard screaming in the background of the call.
Upon arrival to the residence, Toran was standing outside with multiple knives. Officers observed that he was extremely fidgety and was sweating. He was unable to give a coherent statement about the burglary. He did say that someone broke into his residence and wrote “HIV” on the television. Officers were not able to locate any writing on the television.
Two children were in the residence during the incident. One child was strapped into a car seat on the couch and the other was sleeping on a recliner.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Toran admitted that he was the one who broke the door. Toran walked aimlessly around the residence while officers attempted to speak with him. At one point he stated, “Maybe we should have thought this through more before we called you guys.” Toran initially denied using any illegal drugs.
The officers then spoke with Amy. The affidavit of probable cause quoted Amy as saying things such as, “I know this doesn’t make sense,” and “I know we seem crazy.” She admitted that she and Toran had dropped the children off with relatives so they could withdraw from opiates. She further told officers that they had smoked methamphetamine on April 29 or April 30 because they were sick from the opiate withdrawal.
According to Amy, she picked her children up from family members on April 29 but denied smoking at the Oak Brook Place residence. Amy admitted the things the couple thought they observed weren’t real and they were under the influence of drugs.
The officers then spoke with Toran again. This time he also admitted to smoking methamphetamine. He explained that they had been trying to quit using opiates and were feeling sick so they began smoking methamphetamine.
Both were booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on May 1 and have since been released on bond.