UPDATE: Missing Hillsville boy found safe in Indiana

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The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that 6-year-old Derek Michael Barnett, who went missing from Hillsville on June 8 has been found safe in Richmond, Indiana.

Deputies say Rebecca Barnett and her father Christopher Barnett have both been arrested.


We're learning more details about a missing child from Carroll County.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says they were contacted by Carroll County Social Services on June 8 about a missing child.

According to deputies, Rebecca Barnett, mother of missing 6-year-old Derek Michael Barnett was ordered to surrender her son to Carroll County Social Services by Friday afternoon. Barnett failed to comply with the court order and warrants were obtained for the arrest of her and her father Christopher Barnett with a custody/visitation violation outside of Virginia.

Deputies say both Rebecca and Christopher Barnett are suspected of fleeing with the child to Indiana.


The Carroll County Sheriffs Office is searching for a missing child in Hillsville, Virginia.

Police say Derek Michael Barnett, age 6, is missing from the area.

Deputies believe he made be with his parents who lost custody of him, possibly in Indiana.

If anyone has any information is asked to contact Carroll County Sheriffs Office at 276-728-4146 or Hillsville Police Department at 276-728-2251.