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Ballard Co. man arrested in Oklahoma in connection to KY child abuse case

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
HICKORY, KY (KFVS) -

A Kentucky man who has been wanted in connection to an ongoing child abuse investigation has been arrested in Oklahoma.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Kentucky State Police were notified that Ronald H. Saunders, 29, of Kevil, Ky. had been found 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 first 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. 

Saunders is in custody in Oklahoma on fugitive charges pending his extradition back to Kentucky.

The ongoing investigation is being conducted by KSP.

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