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Unlawful Imprisonment Investigation

Date of News Release: 11/28/2007

(Hazard, KY) - On 11/11/07 at approximately 3:15 p.m. Kentucky State Police in Hazard received information that Donna Hicks, was being held and abused in a residence in the Bulan Community of Perry County.

Troopers arrived at the scene to find that the complaint was valid and Ms. Hicks had significant bruising to her entire body. Department of Protection and Permanency were notified to assist in the investigation. The victim was transported the Hazard ARH for medical treatment.

On 11/13/07 at approximately 10:20 p.m. Det. Dean Craft of The Kentucky State Police arrested Billy R. Crawford, age 24, Charlotte Crawford, age 52, Penny R. Ford, age 30, and Billy R. Williams age 59 all residing at Bulan, Ky. and charged them with Criminal Abuse 1st Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree. All accused were lodged in the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Det. Craft and other agencies.

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