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FENTRESS COUNTY COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER INFANT REPORTEDLY ABUSED

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An investigation by the TBI resulted in the indictment and arrest of a Jamestown, Tennessee couple on child abuse charges. Agents began looking into the possible abuse of an 8-month-old baby who was hospitalized on July 10, 2020. Officers developed information 19-year-old Keshia Larae Jenkins, the child’s mother, and Jenkins boyfriend, 26-year-old Jeremy Allen Stephens, were responsible for the infants injuries.

Yesterday, a Fentress County grand jury returned indictments charging Stephens with two counts of aggravated child abuse and Jenkins with one count of aggravated child endangerment. Both were arrested last night and booked into the Fentress County Jail. Stephens is being held on a $200,000 bond. Jenkins is being held on a $100,000 bond.


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