Homeowners Charged with Hindering Prosecution and Apprehension during Fugitive Arrest / Laurel County

Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back along with Deputy Brandon Broughton arrested two individuals along with a wanted fugitive (identified on February 9, 2015 on the Sheriff's most wanted page).

The arrests occurred on Sid Harville Road approximately 7 miles west of London after information was developed on the whereabouts of Michael "Bruno" Bruner.

Early Tuesday morning February 10, 2015 at 12:06 A.M deputies assisted by KSP/CVE officers located wanted fugitive Michael Bruner at Jacob and Julie Grove's residence.

Jacob and Julie Grove were allowing Bruner who was wanted on multiple felony charges to stay at their residence.The Grove's five-year-old daughter was also present in the residence.

Inside the residence deputies located digital scales, a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, a plastic baggie with residue suspected to be methamphetamine, and a spoon with burn marks used to be methamphetamine for injection.

Arrested at the scene were the homeowners: Jacob Grove age 35 of Sid Harvell Road, London, Ky. - Charged with hindering prosecution and apprehension – second-degree; wanton endangerment – second-degree; and a bench warrant from Laurel County for failure to appear in court, and Julie Grove age 35 of Sid Harvell Road, London, Ky. -  Charged with hindering prosecution or apprehension – second-degree; wanton endangerment – second-degree; and a Laurel County bench warrant of arrest for failure to appear in court regarding a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence and numerous other traffic charges.

Also arrested was wanted fugitive Michael "Bruno" Bruner age 39 of Sinking Creek Road, London, Ky. - Charged with a Kentucky parole violation warrant charging absconding parole supervision and failure to report to parole officer as directed, a Laurel County warrant of arrest for making a false statement to prevent the reduction of benefits, a Laurel County indictment warrant charging trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – second offense; and persistent felony offender II and a Laurel County warrant of arrest (regarding the pursuit by Deputy Brandon Broughton) charging fleeing or you evading police – first-degree – motor vehicle; wanton endangerment – first-degree; and reckless driving.

All three subjects were lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Assisting with the arrests for the Laurel County Sheriff's office were Detective Jason Back, Detective Josh Scott, Deputy Brandon Broughton, Deputy Andrew Lawson, Sgt. Brett Reeves, and Deputy Tyler Morris.

Also assisting for KSP/CVE were officers Rob Mitchell and Brandon Durham.

Photos attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

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