Woman accused of being intoxicated while caring for child


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A mother’s call to report a missing child resulted in her arrest.  The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says the woman was under the influence with a child in her care.

Invesitgators say 51-year old Kimberly Cornett, of London, called deputies Thursday morning to report her 21-year-old son was missing.

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The sheriff’s office says when deputies arrived at Cornett’s house on Plain View Drive to take the missing person report, she was intoxicated.  Investigators say they found an 11-year old child in the home.

Social services was contacted, according to deputies.  Investigators say Cornett had to be restrained by a deputy because she charged after the social worker when they arrived to investigate.

Cornett was charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place, disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest, and wanton endangerment, according to deputies.

She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Investigators say Cornett’s 21-year old son was found safe in Lexington by police.


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