Police: Missing child found dead in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Ky (WYMT) - Officials with Kentucky State Police say the search for a young boy who went missing in Jackson County is now over. They said he was found dead about six-tenths of a mile from where his mother was found beaten.

Family members told WYMT five-year-old James Spoonamore went missing and his mother was found beaten and unconscious. They said she was taken to UK Medical Center.

Police charged Lonnie Jay Belt with assault, kidnapping an adult, kidnapping a minor and tampering with physical evidence.

Police say Belt kidnapped the boy and his mom. He allegedly beat the mother and threw her from a cliff.

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