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November 21, 2013

Two-year-old child unattended near U.S. 25

Investigation nets five arrests

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

A child seen wandering unattended near U.S. 25, six miles south of London, Saturday set off a series of events that included a land search and five persons taken into custody.

Laurel County Sheriff's Deputies Josh Scott and Shane Rice were dispatched by Laurel 9-1-1 to Villagewood Court to check on the child's well being around 11 a.m. When deputies arrived at the scene, neighbors directed them to a residence where they located the child's mother, Natasha C. May, but they also observed dog feces on the floor. The mother of the two children had the five-year-old but said the two-year-old was missing.

A land search for the child was launched and involved the London-Laurel Rescue Squad and Laurel Emergency Management assisting the sheriff's office. The child was found quite a distance away near a pond in the woods. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were called in to check the child.

While the land search was underway, the children's father, Joseph Fentress asked a neighbor, Tina Duran, to watch the five-year-old. 

When social workers from the Cabinet for Families and Children arrived, they could not locate Duran or the child, but they saw a man entering Duran's home. A check with law enforcement revealed the man was wanted. He was taken into custody by the deputies and identified as David W. Miracle, 39, of McClure Bridge Road in London, charged with failure to appear in court.

While Miracle was being arrested, Duran, 46, of Villagewood Court,  appeared and began screaming and cursing the deputies over Miracle's arrest. When she was told to go back into her residence, she refused, continuing to scream and curse. She was taken into custody, charged with second-degree disorderly conduct. Another person at the scene was also discovered to have outstanding warrants against her — Marilyn Mason Cline, 55, also of Villagewood Court. She was arrested and charged with the bench warrant from Knox County for theft by deception.

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