Fugitive from Ohio wanted in Knox and Whitley Counties in Kentucky arrested in Laurel County

LONDON, KY (October 3, 2022) - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Drew Wilson along with K-9 Deputy Brian France and Deputy Marcus Stigall arrested Ronnie Roberts age 29 of Foley Road, Corbin early Monday morning October 3, 2022 at approximately 1:32 AM.

The arrest occurred off Foley Road, approximately 12 miles South of London after this subject was determined to be a fugitive from Ohio.

The state of Ohio advised they would extradite Ronnie Roberts back to Ohio on parole violation charges.

In addition, this subject was charged on a Knox District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:

  • Theft by unlawful taking
  • Theft of motor vehicle registration plate

Also, this subject was charged on a Whitley Circuit Court indictment warrant of arrest charging:

  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Possession of a controlled substance – second-degree
  • Possession of a controlled substance – third-degree
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Also, this subject was charged on a Whitley District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:

  • Contempt of court

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

The Laurel County Constable's office assisted the Sheriff's office.

 

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