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Muhlenberg Residents Arrested After Child Discovered in Trunk of Car

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (05/12/15) – The Greenville Police Department has reported an arrest stemming from a traffic stop that led to multiple charges, including Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

On Monday, May 11, at around 3:05 PM, a 911 Central Dispatcher observed two unrestrained children in a vehicle on Copper Creek Drive. The Dispatcher contacted Greenville Police immediately.

Once officers arrived on the scene, Brian Knight, 29, of Graham was found to be in the car with two unrestrained children. As the investigation continued, Knight was suspected to be under the influence.

A short time later, 25-year-old Christina DeArmond, also a Graham resident, returned to the car after leaving Kroger. DeArmond was found to have outstanding warrants.

As officers were arresting DeArmond, they noticed movement of the trunk lid on the car. Officers found that a third child was in the trunk, allegedly riding there prior to the traffic stop. Social Services and EMS were called to the scene immediately.

As the arrests continued, officers discovered several stolen items from Kroger.

Knight was arrested and charged with DUI 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Maintain Insurance, Failure to Use Child Restraint Device, Failure to Wear Seat Belt, Giving Officer False Name, Failure of License to be in Possession, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, and a Bench Warrant.

DeArmond was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Shoplifting, Public Intoxication, and Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, and three Bench Warrants.

Information provided by Wes Miller (Greenville Police Dept.)
Posted byJ.L. Graham
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