LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Tommy Houston along with Detective Hunter Disney and Detective Taylor McDaniel arrested Lonnie Belt age 46 of Highway 638, Manchester, KY on Friday morning November 10, 2023 at approximately 10:30 AM.
The arrest occurred on N. Laurel Road, approximately 2 miles north of London while deputies were investigating a complaint of two male subjects involved in an altercation at a business there.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they learned that a male subject allegedly involved had left the scene walking toward London.
Sheriff's investigators were able to locate the suspect nearby and conducted an investigation determining that he was under the influence.
They also learned during the course of their investigation that this individual had driven a motor vehicle to the business where the original disturbance complaint was at.
During the investigation of this individual, he misidentified himself as his brother and deputies learned that the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant.
Lonnie Belt was charged with:
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense
- Giving officer false identifying information
In addition, this subject was charged on a Perry District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to answer to the charge of:
- Intoxication – controlled substances
This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.
Photo of accused attached is courtesy of Laurel County Correctional Center.