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Mother of missing 5-year-old charged with child abuse

Krystal Daniels is being held on a $1 million bond.
Krystal Daniels is being held on a $1 million bond.

The father of Joe Clyde Daniels, 5, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with Criminal Homicide.

Posted: Apr 10, 2018 7:44 AM

Both parents of a Dickson County child reported missing last week are now behind bars.


On Monday, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Krystal Nicole Daniels, 27, and charged her with Aggravated Child Neglect or Danger.

Back on April 4, her 5-year-old son, Joe Clyde Daniels was reported missing by his parents.

TBI officials said in a statement that the action prompted the Dickson County Sheriff's Office to ask TBI to issue an Endangered Child Alert.

The alert prompted law enforcement agencies along with search and rescue organizations along with citizen volunteers to begin a search for Daniels.

Following a three-day search, investigators determined Daniels father, Joseph Daniels, 28, "intentionally killed his son sometime during the night of April 3rd-4th in the family’s residence and then hid his son’s body."

Joseph Daniels was arrested on April 7 and charged with Criminal Homicide.

According to Nashville ABC-affiliate WKRN, Joe Clyde's body has not been found.

Both of his parents are being held in the Dickson County jail, both with a bond of $1 million.

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