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Ballard County Man Arrested in Oklahoma on Fugitive Charges Relating to KSP Child Abuse Case

Date of News Release: 03/10/2016

(Hickory, KY.) - At approximately 2:00 p.m. on March 8, 2016, Kentucky State Police Post 1 was notified that Ronald H. Saunders, 29, of Kevil, KY had been located and arrested in Lawton, Oklahoma. Saunders had been a fugitive from Kentucky since March 4, 2016 when a Ballard County Grand Jury indicted him on three counts of Criminal Abuse 1st degree - Child 12 or Under and one count of Being a Persistent Felony Offender. This indictment stems from a two month investigation by Kentucky State Police Detective Cory Hamby. Saunders is in custody in Oklahoma on fugitive charges pending his extradition back to Kentucky.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP Detective Cory Hamby.