The authorities received evidence of the couple keeping children in makeshift cages at a home in the Village of Melvina.
According to a criminal complaint, a detective said five children, four adopted and one biological, were found in the house. One child was found in a horse trough secured with zip-ties and another child was locked in a cage.
Amy Headrick claims the children were caged to protect themselves.
Bail for the Headricks was set at $20,000 apiece. Both are due back in court September 6.