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Abigail Elaine Bertholf

Girl Found Safe, Man Charged Following Poplar Bluff Amber Alert

Oct 24, 2012
(Poplar Bluff Police Department)

Updated 5:22 p.m. with charges filed

The Butler County prosecutor charged Jeffrey Dean Shelton of Poplar Bluff on Wednesday with four felonies, including child kidnapping and domestic assault.

The girl and Shelton were found during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon along a highway about 10 miles south of the child's hometown of Poplar Bluff.

The probable cause statement says a woman went to Shelton's home early Wednesday and saw the child and that Shelton told the woman he was going to have to kill her and the girl.