Kentucky

Kentucky woman kidnapped, assaulted; her 5-year-old son found dead

A Jackson County, KY man is in custody and has been charged in a weekend kidnapping case that has resulted in the death of a 5-year-old boy.

A report issued Monday by the Kentucky State Police says Lonnie Belt, 41, forced Jessica Durham to fall off of an 80-foot cliff near the town of McKee on Saturday. Her son James Spoonamore, 5, was found dead in the area.

Durham was found by hikers and was taken to a hospital where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Belt is currently charged with two counts of kidnapping, assault and tampering with physical evidence, the report said.


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