Man Arrested After Facebook Posts Show Driver Holding Gun Near State Police

Posted at 12:18 PM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 12:18:48-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police have made an arrest after photos posted to social media showing a driver displaying a handgun behind the wheel with a state police cars visible outside the vehicle.

Police say 28-year-old Kyle D. Childress of Barbourville was taken into custody Friday afternoon following a 2-week-long investigation.

Authorities began to look for a suspect after two postings were made to Facebook. Police had said the photos were posted to a "bogus" account.

Police declined to say exactly how they tied Childress to the case but said the case proceeded quickly after the photos were disseminated by media outlets.

Childress is charged with second-degree disorderly conduct in the case.