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POLICE: Man arrested after hiding and smoking with minors

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Jinazean Ball (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jinazean Ball (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Picking up minors, crossing county lines, and allegedly smoking cigarettes and marijuana landed a man in jail, according to an arrest report.

Police say 25-year-old Jinazean Ball unlawfully continued to contact two minors, ages 15 and 16, after their father told him to stay away from them.

Henry Matthews, the father of the two minors, says he fears for his children's safety.

According to an arrest warrant, Ball -- Matthews' nephew -- kept picking up the two minors near their father's home without his consent. Ball would allow the minors to smoke cigarettes and marijuana, according to an arrest warrant, and also take pills and other substances as well.

Around the time of May 18, police say the 16-year-old was supposed to meet his parole officer, but instead Ball picked him up and hid him. Soon after, a fugitive warrant was issued for the minor.

On June 5, Ball also picked up the 15-year-old and took him to another county without the father's permission, according to an arrest warrant.

Police say Matthews continued to warn Ball to stay away from his children because they were already troubled. But according to an arrest report, Ball kept ignoring the warning and continued to pick up the minors, allowing them to do as they pleased.

Police say witnesses have all seen Ball interacting with the minors, in person and on social media. Ball has been seen in photos on Facebook allegedly smoking marijuana with the minors, and also in person as well.

Police say Ball is charged with two counts of engaging in an unlawful transaction with a minor.

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