ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (January 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
Both individuals were lodged in the Hardin Detention Center.
The investigation remains ongoing by KSP Det. Casey Keown.
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