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Fugitive Arrested by State Police in Muhlenberg County

A wanted man from Virginia was arrested in Muhlenberg County on Friday by Kentucky State Police.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 12:26 PM

A wanted man from Virginia was recently arrested by state police in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

According to a news release from Kentucky State Police on Monday, the U.S. Marshals Service contacted KSP requesting assistance in locating a wanted Virginia man on Friday, Sept. 25.

Federal Marshals were trying to find 59-year-old John Johnston of Pearisburg, Virginia, who was believed to be in Muhlenberg County.

Troopers went to a residence in the 7000 block of State Route 189, where Johnston was located. KSP says Johnston tried to flee, but was caught after a brief foot pursuit.

Johnston was arrested and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center, where he was charged with:

  1. Fugitive (Warrant not Required)
  2. Resisting Arrest
  3. Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot)


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