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2 from Elizabethtown arrested in Florida

Authorities say two people from Elizabethtown have been arrested in Florida on child abuse and neglect charges.

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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.

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