A bloodhound from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is being credited for assisting in the search for a missing 6-year-old child.
Kinzleigh Reeder, of DeKalb County, was reported missing. Nicholas Reeder, according to Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, reportedly stole his daughter Kinzleigh Reeder on May 26. They were thought to be camping in the Pea Ridge neighborhood, according to law police.
While at the Pea Ridge neighborhood, Fitzhugh stated that Nicholas and Kinzleigh Reeder were hiding behind a house and required the assistance of Rutherford County Sheriff’s bloodhound Fred.
Fred was liberated after smelling an item belonging to the father and finally sat down near the door of an outbuilding. This action implies that he located the father.
When deputies arrived at the door, it confirmed their concerns that Nicholas and Kinzleigh Reeder were inside the building.
“We made entry into the building and discovered the suspect and child in the back of the shed behind blankets that were hanging from a makeshift clothesline,” Rutherford County Sheriff’s Sgt. James Holloway said in a statement on Monday.
Nicholas Reeder was taken into custody. He was charged with child abuse or neglect of his daughter as well as failure to appear and custodial interference. He is being held on a $175,000 bond.