Man arrested with missing Boyle County teen in Texas hospital

Published: Sep. 7, 2016 at 2:07 PM EDT
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A deputy with the Tucumcari Police Department tells WKYT that Kenneth Nigh is in the hospital. The deputy says Nigh tried to kill himself.

WKYT was told that Nigh bonded out of the Quay County jail on September 5th. The deputy says Nigh was listed as "bonded out" because he had to be transferred to a trauma hospital in Amarillo, Texas.

Deputy Chief Peter Rivera says that Nigh has serious injuries, but he could not comment on how Nigh was injured.

Police in New Mexico arrested Nigh on Saturday for a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to police, he was with 15-year old Jenna Oakley. Kentucky State Police had been searching for Oakley since last week, when they discovered her stepmother's body in their home. Rhonda Oakley's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Deputy Rivera says that Jenna Oakley is being held in a juvenile detention center because she is facing charges in New Mexico. He couldn't clarify what the charges are.