Kentucky State Police assisting search for 'armed and dangerous' man last seen in Cynthiana

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Posted at 12:47 PM, Jun 18, 2024

(LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are searching for an "armed and dangerous" person near the community of Leesburg.

According to a post from KSP on X, the person fled from police, and citizens are encouraged to remain indoors.

The U.S. Marshals Service later provided more information on the wanted man, 43-year-old Nathan Ginter of Columbia, South Carolina.

Ginter is wanted by the City of Columbia Police Department for failure to appear for child abuse charges. Officials say Ginter tortured his young child by using a taser and waterboarding.

Ginter was last seen in Cynthiana, has brown eyes, gray hair, and is approximately 6'4" and 185 pounds. If you have any information, contact police.

A man who runs a farm near the police activity in Harrison County earlier Tuesday tells LEX 18 he was contacted by U.S. Marshals. He says they told him they were searching for a few people who they considered to be dangerous.

As it turns out, the man says the people police are searching for have been camping on his property for weeks.

This is a developing story. Stay with LEX 18 as we learn more.