Kentucky Woman Charged with Alleged Harboring/Hiding a Runaway Child

Sgt. David Stephens, with the Oneida Police Department, responded to a call to Lafayette Street in reference to a runaway.  Jeanette Bell stated that on August 1st, her 13-year-old daughter ran away from home.  Her 21-year-old daughter, identified as Kendra Bell, transported the child from the residence to her residence in Kentucky and refused to return her.  Jeanette Bell stated that she was in contact with Kendra via cell phone messaging and text messages and she was refusing to return the 13-year-old.  Kendra Bell did knowingly harbor and hide a known runaway juvenile.  She was charged with Harboring or Hiding a Runaway Child.  The incident took place in Oneida.