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Kentucky arrest of South Carolina man ends Amber Alert for girl

A South Carolina man was arrested in Corbin on Monday after he showed up at a hospital emergency room with a child who was the subject of an Amber Alert, Kentucky State Police said Tuesday.

Baptist Regional Medical Center officials contacted state police about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday about a man and a child in the emergency room, police said. Hospital officials said the man and child were acting suspicious and that the child was the subject of an Amber Alert in South Carolina.

According to the Myrtle Beach Sun News, South Carolina state police had issued the Amber Alert for Elysha Christine Shelton, 8, of Pickens, S.C., about 6 p.m. Monday after she was taken.

Kentucky State police arrested Donnie Lee Shelton, 46, of Pickens, and charged him with being a fugitive from another state. He was wanted in South Carolina on charges of first-degree assault and battery and non-custodial abduction of a child, state police said. Media outlets reported Shelton was the girl's father. Shelton was taken to the Whitley County Detention Center.

The child was treated for a minor illness and placed in the custody of the Kentucky Cabinet for Families and Children until the child's mother arrived.

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