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Two Charged in Connection with AMBER Alert Last Thursday

Date of Release: 02/16/05

(MONTICELLO, KY) - On Monday, February 14, 2005 at 4:32 pm EST, two individuals were arrested and charged with one count each of Falsely Reporting an Incident in connection with the AMBER Alert issued last Thursday evening. Jeremy Allen Cross, 26 yoa, and Jennifer K. Cross, 39 yoa, both of Monticello, Kentucky were lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center. Mr. Cross is the biological father of the children reported abducted from Bell Elementary last Thursday evening. The children were located safe in Georgia, with their mother, several hours after the reported abduction. The crime of Falsely Reporting an Incident is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail. The arrests were made by Kentucky State Trooper Parrish Baker and Wayne County Deputy Sheriff Derek Lester. The investigation is ongoing.

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