Bond Set at $750,000 for Man Accused of Kidnapping Trinity Hurt

Posted on November 15, 2021

A Kenton man made an initial appearance in Hardin County Municipal Court this (Monday) afternoon on a felony count of kidnapping.

57 year old Charles E. Castle is accused of abducting 7 year old Trinity Hurt from her home in the 600 block of South Leighton Street late Wednesday night November 10.

She was reported missing Thursday morning.

A search came to a successful end when Trinity was found in the basement of an abandoned house in the 9000 block of County Road 180.

She had some scratches and bruises but was otherwise healthy and was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

In Court, Judge Gregory Grimslid set bond at $750,000 cash or surety.

He said the bond was necessary given Castle’s record since 2006, many of which the Judge said he had to issue bench warrants because Castle didn’t show up, which made him a flight risk.

If he does post bail, Castle will have to wear an ankle monitor.

He is not permitted to leave Hardin County and will have a curfew of 5:00pm.

Castle was also ordered not to have any contact with the victim or be at her home.

His court appointed attorney is Elizabeth Smith, and a preliminary hearing was set for this Friday morning (November 19) back in Municipal Court.

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