Carroll authorities working missing child case

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The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is currently working a missing child case.

According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, on Friday, June 8, Carroll County Department of Social Services contacted the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office about a missing juvenile.

“During a court hearing in Carroll County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Thursday, June 7, Rebecca Barnett was ordered to surrender 6-year-old Derek Michael Barnett to Carroll County Social Services by Friday afternoon,” Gardner said in the press release. “Rebecca Barnett failed to comply with the court order and warrants were obtained charging Rebecca Barnett and her father, Christopher Barnett, with a custody/visitation violation outside of Virginia. Rebecca Barnett and Christopher Barnett are entered into NCIC and are suspected of fleeing with the child to Indiana.”

Anyone with any information on this child is asked to please contact the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at 276-728-4146 or the Hillsville Police Department at 276-728-2251. Derek Michael Barnett is four-feet-tall and weighs 65 pounds with blue eyes and sandy hair. The child also has noticeable dental damage.

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