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Sheriff Mike Smith and Knox County Deputies arrest 2 for crimes against children

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

On Wednesday, June, 2, 2021, acting with Knox DCBS, Sheriff Smith and deputies located and arrested 29-year-old Joshua Smith and 27-year-old Lisa Helton both of Hinkle, Ky. who DCBS had been searching for in child neglect investigations. Smith and Helton were located at a residence in Hinkle, KY just after noon.


Upon making contact with Smith and entering the residence, Sheriff Smith and deputies found children present in unsanitary living conditions such as floors matted with nastiness, feces covering floors, and other locations throughout the residence, as well as non-working water fixtures and bathroom fixtures.


Both Smith and Helton were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with:

Custodial Interference and Abused or Neglected Children - UJC.


Working together on this arrest along with Sheriff Mike Smith were Deputies Sam Mullins - arresting officer, Pat Clouse, and Mike Broughton.

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