Cross Pays Tribute to Law Enforcement Effort that Led to Safe Return of Missing Kenton Girl

Written by on November 18, 2021

Representative Jon Cross on Wednesday afternoon gave a heartfelt tribute to law enforcement for their hard work in rescuing a 7 year old girl last week.

Trinity Hurt was reported missing last Thursday morning from her home on South Leighton Street in Kenton.

Multiple law enforcement agencies conducted an extensive search that led them to an abandoned home on County Road 180 late Friday night, where Trinity was found alive.

On the floor of the Ohio House of Representatives, Cross fought back tears as he paid tribute to those that led to her safe return home, “I just want to thank all of the agencies and all of the resources across the state. As a dad with a six year old and eleven year old, Carson and Conner, who goes to school with Trinity at Kenton Elementary School, it’s great to know that she was found alive and that justice will be served.”

He went on to say their hard work sends a very clear message to would-be law breakers in Hardin County, “We will find you, we will take you down and justice will be served and that is exactly what has happened. Trinity and to Trinity’s family, we love you and we pray for you for your continued safety. And I want to thank the leadership again of Kenton City Mayor Lynn Jones Webb, the Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart and our Police Chief Dennis Musser.”

57 year old Charles E. Castle has been charged with a felony count of kidnapping and is being held on a $750,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Friday morning in Hardin County Municipal Court.

Cross’ comments can be viewed here:

He speaks at about 2 hours and 50 minutes into the session.

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