Two From Elizabethtown Arrested For Child Abuse In Florida

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say two people from Elizabethtown have been arrested in Florida on child abuse and neglect charges.

According to WAVE-TV ( ), deputies in Bay County, Fla. approached a vehicle at a truck plaza Thursday and tried to make contact with 27-year-old Jonalan Chival, who had been wanted by police in Kentucky.

Chival ran into a wooded area, but he was eventually arrested. Authorities said a woman named Sarah Mooney and a child also were in the stolen vehicle. The child was taken into temporary state custody.

Deputies said they learned the child had been abused. Authorities said the child had black-and-blue marks and cuts on his body.

Chival was charged with battery, resisting an officer without violence and aggravated child abuse. Mooney was charged with child neglect and grand theft. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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