ELIZABETHTOWN, KY. (Jan. 9, 2023) – Detectives with Kentucky State Police (KSP), Post 4 have arrested a Hardin County couple on abuse charges after a 5-year-old was treated for suspicious injuries.
On Sunday, Jan 8th, around 4:30 P.M., the Hardin Co. Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) contacted KSP regarding a 5-year-old that was originally brought into Baptist Health Hardin. The child was airlifted to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville for treatment described as life-threatening injuries.
KSP Post 4 detectives arrested Clovis E. Smith, 25 of Rineyville, the victim’s father, and his girlfriend, Satrina Layne, 23 also of Rineyville. Both Smith and Layne were charged with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, Victim Under 12, and were lodged in the Hardin Detention Center. The investigation remains ongoing by KSP Det. Casey Keown.
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