Missing Scott Co. mother’s ex-boyfriend arrested on unrelated charges

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The family of a missing Scott County mother of three confirmed an ex-boyfriend has been arrested, but it’s not in connection to her case.

The arrest citation from Georgetown Police says 53 year old Joseph Hicks was charged with tampering with physical evidence, falsely reporting an incident, and criminal mischief in another case ABC 36 News reported a week ago. The charges against Hicks come from the same day Sheena Baxter disappeared.

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Sheena Baxter was last seen a week ago outside a mobile home on Sundown Drive in Scott County.

Baxter’s sister, Christa Crumley says Baxter went outside to put a bag in her car saying she would be right back. The family hasn’t seen her since.

According to the police report, Hicks was found with an apparent gunshot wound to his wrist.

Police say Hicks told them a man approached him and shot him in a Walmart. After reviewing the security tapes and talking to witnesses, police say it didn’t happen.

The report says after further investigation, police learned Hicks was inside a semi at Phoenix Trucking prior to the reported shooting.

The report also says police found the truck and found damage from a bullet inside.

Two days later, the report says Hicks was caught on camera trying to clean potential evidence from the truck.

“It’s making me think and wonder. I’m not going to lie,” said Christa Crumley, Baxter’s sister.

Crumley says her sister dated hicks for about a year.

Court document show Baxter had protective orders against him on two separate occasions in 2018.

Crumley says she’s taking everything into consideration and is hopeful police will be able to bring her sister back home.

“Help us find her. Bring her home,” said Crumley.

Georgetown Police aren’t saying Hicks arrest is connected to Baxter’s disappearance.