The two children reported missing this week have been safely found. Hunter and Ryder Smith were located in Jackson County, WV. Their mother, Jennifer Renee Smith (33 years old of Charleston, WV), was with them. She has been arrested and charged with violation of a court order.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Child Protective Services assisted in recovering the juveniles safely. The children will be placed with other family members for now. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ms. Smith and transported her to South Central Regional Jail.
As is always the case in criminal matters, the charge against Ms. Smith is merely an accusation. She is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.