Suspect arrested for holding children at knife point

Derek Prescott (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)
Derek Prescott (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)

HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - A suspect has been arrested in Indiana for an incident that occurred Tuesday in Hebron.

Police say a woman was screaming hysterically in the parking lot of Country Place Court saying a man was holding her children with a knife.

When deputies arrived, the children had been released, so officers set up a perimeter, evacuated nearby apartments and attempted to find witnesses. They tried to establish communication with the suspect, but could not, so they entered the apartment only to find it vacant.

Police issued a warrant for Derek Prescott, 40, of Jeffersonville, Ind. He was arrested Wednesday morning in Jeffersonville and charged with kidnapping, assault and being a persistent felony offender. He will be held in Indiana until he is extradited back to Kentucky.

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