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Criminal Abuse Arrest in Marshall County

Date of News Release: 04/30/2009

(Benton, Ky.) -- Two Marshall County residents were arrested today by Kentucky State Police after a five month investigation into the criminal abuse of an infant. On November 26th, 2008, Detective Brett Miller received information from Western Baptist Hospital staff regarding an infant being treated for multiple injuries. It was suspected that abuse might have been a factor. Detective Miller began an investigation and on April 23rd, presented his findings to a Marshall County Grand Jury. The grand jury returned indictments on Brittany Jennings, 19, and Dexter Fletcher, 21, both of Marshall County. Both were indicted on a single count of Criminal Abuse 1st Degree, a class C felony. Jennings and Fletcher were arrested today and lodged in the Marshall County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing by Detective Brett Miller with the Kentucky State Police.

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Brittany Jennings Dexter Fletcher

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