RSPD investigating child abuse case

The Russell Springs Police Department is investigating a case of child abuse following a welfare check at a mobile home earlier this week.

According to police, officers Matt Parrish and Jeremie West were dispatched to perform a welfare check at the Springs Mobile Home Park off Lakeway Drive Tuesday night.

Police were alerted by an anonymous caller requesting that law enforcement check on two children residing in the mobile home.

When officers arrived at the residence at around 10:45 p.m., officers entered the residence, where the floor was covered in trash, food, and bugs, according to police.

Two children were inside the residence with their parents, according to police, and due to the environment and other factors, social services was called to the scene.

Further investigation by police and social services led Russell County EMS to be called to the scene to examine the children in the home, which were ages 5 and 3.

Social services removed both children from the home, and two people were arrested and face charges of criminal abuse first degree involving a child 12 years of age or under, which is a Class B felony.

Darren Micheal Jones, 28, and Dakota Jones, 27, both of Russell Springs, were arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.

The case is expected to be heard by a Russell County grand jury next month.

Russell County Sheriff’s deputies Corey Meyer and Ron Golden assisted at the scene.

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