Brazil Man Arrested In Connection To Runaway Teen

Brazil Man Arrested In Connection To Runaway Teen

The Clay County Sheriff's Office arrested Kenneth Martinez of Brazil. Police say Martinez lied about a 16-year-old runaway's whereabouts. The juvenile was located by police and Martinez is in the Clay County Justice Center on $5,000 bond.
A Clay County man is arrested after police say he lied about a 16-year-old runaway's whereabouts.

Police arrested Kenneth Martinez of Brazil.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Martinez denied knowing where the juvenile was, but authorities say they later learned he was renting a hotel room in Plainfield for the juvenile to stay in.

Police say they discovered the juvenile had already left that hotel and was in Ohio with truck driver and convicted sex offender Toby Thompson of Avon, Indiana.

Thompson was arrested and authorities located the juvenile.

Martinez was arrested on charges of false informing and is being held in the Clay County Justice Center on $5,000 bond.
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