BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WHAS11) – Two people from Elizabethtown, Kentucky have been arrested in Florida on child abuse and neglect charges.
Deputies in Bay County approached a vehicle at a truck stop and tried to make contact with 27-year-old Jonalan Chival.
He was wanted by police in Kentucky.
Chival ran into a wooded area but was eventually arrested.
Sara Mooney and a child were in the stolen vehicle.
The child was taken into temporary state custody.
Deputies say the child showed evidence of being abused with black and blue marks in addition to cuts on his body.
Chival was charged with battery, resisting an officer without violence and aggravated child abuse.
Mooney was charged with child neglect and grand theft.