LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Detective Taylor McDaniel conducted a traffic stop on Old Crab Orchard Road with 2 occupants in a 2013 Hyundai on Wednesday night September 21st, 2022.
During the stop, Detective McDaniel determined the passenger, Trevor Burkhart had out standing warrants. Burkhart resisted arrest by struggling with Detective McDaniel.
The driver, James Burkhart, drove off with Detective McDaniel still struggling with the suspect, and Detective McDaniel trying to exit the vehicle. The suspects were not located.
On Thursday morning, September 22nd, 2022 Laurel deputies arrested James Burkhart (right), age 64 of East Bernstadt near East Bernstadt on Old KY 30 charging him with numerous felonies.
James Burkart was charged with:
- Fleeing or evading police – first-degree – motor vehicle
- Fleeing or evading police – first-degree – on foot
- Wanton endangerment – first-degree – police officer is victim
- Resisting arrest.
This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center
Photo of accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Assisting on the arrest was: Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Maj. Chuck Johnson, Capt. Robbie Grimes, Lieut. Chris Edwards, Deputy Hunter Disney, Deputy Allen Turner, and Detective Taylor McDaniel.
Trevor Burkhart is still wanted and attempting to evade arrest. If anyone has any information on his whereabouts they are asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7000.
Photo of Trevor Burkart (left) provided by The Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
In addition, tips can be sent to the Sheriff's office by personal message to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office Facebook page or email to:
NOTE: The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has a new app that can be downloaded to an android or iPhone. The app has a section where information can be sent to the Sheriff's Office anonymously and is in the download store titled: laurelso.