Parents of Missing Ohio County Baby Scheduled for Court Appearance

On Monday, in Hartford, Ohio County, the parents of 8-month-old Miya Tucker, who has been missing for a month, are due to make a court appearance.

Tesla Tucker and Cage Rudd, the child’s parents, were taken into custody on Friday on several charges, including drug-related offenses, criminal abuse of a minor, abandonment of a minor, and involvement in organized crime.

Miya’s grandfather, Ricky Smith, faces similar charges, while Miya’s grandmother, Billie Smith, was apprehended on a domestic violence warrant.

During a search and welfare check for the missing infant, Billie’s active warrant, issued in Daviess County in October 2023, was discovered. Timothy L. Roach was also arrested at the scene for possessing unprescribed Suboxone.

Billie is currently held on a $25,000 cash bond, and Roach, along with Billie J. Smith, is being detained at the Ohio County Detention Center in Hartford.

Tesla, Cage, and Ricky have been transferred to the Daviess County Detention Center and are scheduled to appear in Ohio County District Court in Hartford at 11:05 a.m.

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