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Additional information on Child Abuse Arrest




Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Huntsville, Alabama

Blake L. Dorning-Sheriff


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 12, 2015

Sheriff Blake Dorning announced today that Investigators with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office arrested Krystal Guthrie, 30 year old female of Hazel Green, Alabama and Franklin Guthrie, 41 year old male of Hazel Green, Alabama for Aggravated Child Abuse of Krystal’s minor child on November 10, 2015. Investigators were notified of this incident by Alabama Department of Human Resources and immediately opened an investigation into the incident.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie have been released on a $20,000.00 bond.

Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie’s arrest were based upon Probable Cause and he should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.  

Questions concerning this release may be directed to Madison County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) Investigator Jeremy Hughes (256) 533-8857.