Third person is arrested in the case of a child burned by drain cleaner

jwarren@herald-leader.comAugust 28, 2013 

Authorities arrested a third person Wednesday in the case of a child who was burned by a liquid drain cleaner allegedly used in making methamphetamine.

The U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force and Pulaski County sheriff's deputies arrested Krystal E. Hampton, 26, at a home on Ky. 92 in McCreary County, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

Hampton was being held in the Pulaski County jail, charged with second-degree controlled-substance endangerment of a child, a Class B felony. Officers are seeking a fourth person, Brian Herrin, 36, a friend of Hampton's.

Police have said that a 20-month-old boy suffered burns to his mouth, face and chest when he tasted the drain cleaner Aug. 20 at a house where Herrin lived. Police already had arrested the child's parents, Curtis Anderson, 23, and Brittany Helton, 24, in connection with the case. Both are charged with second-degree controlled-substance endangerment of a child.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.

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