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Police: Tips Lead To Arrest Of Mercer Co. Fugitive

Posted at 10:50 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 10:53:43-04
Jamie Williams

MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office says a fugitive wanted on drugs and kidnapping charges is now in custody.

Authorities say they apprehended Jamie Williams “after following leads from the public.”

Officials said Williams was involved Sept. 17 in an incident “in the Cornishville Road and Okland Lane area of Mercer County.”

The Sheriff’s Office said Williams was wanted for kidnapping, second-degree assault, first-degree fleeing/evading police on foot, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid and criminal mischief.

Authorities say Williams also had active warrants on charge related to possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

Williams was being held in the Boyle County Detention Center.