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KSP Arrests Marshall County Man on Child Abuse Charges

Date of News Release: 10/14/2016

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Benton, KY. (October 14, 2016) On October 13, 2016, Kentucky State Police were contacted by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services after a six week-old infant from Marshall County was taken to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, KY for serious physical injuries.

Upon investigation, detectives with the Kentucky State Police determined the injuries were caused by physical abuse.

The father of the child, Johnny R. Arnold lll, 19, of Benton, KY was arrested and charged with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12 (Class C Felony). Arnold was lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center.

The child was flown to Kosair's Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY for further treatment.

The investigation continues by Detective Brian Hill.