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Missing 8-month-old boy from Kentucky: second set of grandparents arrested, siblings taken away

Two more arrests have been made in connection with the search for 8-month-old Miya Rudd (also called Miya Tucker), bringing the total number of arrests to seven. Kentucky State Police first dispatched a missing child report from Ohio County on Thursday, June 6. Miya was most recently suspected to have been in the care of her parents, Cage Rudd (30) and Tesla Tucker (29). Rudd and Tucker were arrested after their home was searched. Miya’s grandmother and grandfather, Billie and Ricky Smith, were arrested over the weekend. Another man, Timothy Roach of Owensboro, was also arrested, but his connection to the family is unclear. On Wednesday, KSP announced that Miya’s other grandparents had been arrested. KSP reported that it executed a search warrant at the home of Taletha Tucker, 50, and David Tucker, 53, on Wednesday in Owensboro. They confiscated my grandfather’s electronic equipment and they were both arrested. Taletha Tucker is accused of being a fugitive from another state (Indiana) and David Tucker was arrested on a non-payment warrant. According to KSP, Tesla Tucker’s three children, Miya’s siblings, lived with them. The Social Services Office moved the children to another location. Both grandparents were taken to the Daviess County Detention Center, police said. On Tuesday, before the latest arrest, KSP said it began using K9 tracking dogs to search for Miya at the Reynolds Station cemetery. Police said that due to lack of evidence there was no reason to believe the woman was dead. So far, police say there are no significant leads and they plan to use more dogs and equipment to search for Miya this week. The police are still looking for Miya. She is described as having brown hair and green eyes. Kentucky State Police are asking anyone with information about the missing child to call 270-826-3312. The announcement did not say why this did not meet the requirements of an Amber Alert.

Two more arrests have been made in connection with the search for 8-month-old Miya Rudd (also called Miya Tucker), bringing the total number of arrests to seven.

Kentucky State Police issued the first missing child report in Ohio County on Thursday, June 6.

Miya was most recently suspected to have been in the care of her parents, Cage Rudd (30) and Tesla Tucker (29). Rudd and Tucker were arrested after their home was searched.

Miya’s grandmother and grandfather, Billie and Ricky Smith, were arrested over the weekend. Another man, Timothy Roach of Owensboro, was also arrested, but his connection to the family is unclear.

On Wednesday, KSP announced that it had arrested Miya’s remaining grandparents.

KSP reported that it executed a search warrant at the home of Taletha Tucker, 50, and David Tucker, 53, on Wednesday in Owensboro.

They confiscated my grandfather’s electronic equipment and they were both arrested.

Taletha Tucker is accused of being a fugitive from another state (Indiana) and David Tucker was arrested on a non-payment warrant.

According to KSP, Tesla Tucker’s three children, Miya’s siblings, lived with them. The Social Services Office moved the children to another location.

Both grandparents were taken to the Daviess County Detention Center, police said.

On Tuesday, before the latest arrest, KSP said it began using K9 tracking dogs to search for Miya at the Reynolds Station cemetery.

Police said that due to lack of evidence there was no reason to believe the woman was dead.

So far, police say there are no significant leads and they plan to use more dogs and equipment to search for Miya this week.

The police are still looking for Miya. She is described as having brown hair and green eyes.

Kentucky State Police are asking anyone with information about the missing child to call 270-826-3312.

The release did not specify why this did not meet Amber Alert requirements.