Subject Wanted on Clay and Laurel County Arrest Warrants taken into Custody East of London, Kentucky Charged with Theft

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Daniel Reed arrested Joshua Lee Sawyers age 23 of Clark Lane, Lily early Sunday morning August 13, 2023 at approximately 1:52 AM.

The arrest occurred off Conley Road, approximately 3 miles east of London after deputies were dispatched to a complaint of a stolen four wheeler on East Laurel Road.

While enroute to the scene deputies learned that allegedly two individuals wearing ski masks operating a four wheeler had hooked onto the victim’s four wheeler off East Laurel Road and pulled it off Conley Road into a field by a pond near a residence.

Joshua Sawyers 200

Deputies searched the area and were able to locate the two four wheelers parked in a tree line near the pond.

They also located a suspect, Joshua Lee Sawyers in a residence near the pond including a ski mask apparently used during the theft.

The reported stolen four wheeler was recovered.

Joshua Sawyers was charged with:

  • Theft by unlawful taking $1000 or more but under $10,000

In addition, it was determined that this individual was wanted on outstanding warrants including a Clay District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on numerous traffic violations.

In addition, the subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on a licensing violation.

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

The investigation is continuing. More arrests are possible.


Submit Press Releases