Lexington police locate, arrest wanted fugitives following Madison County pursuit

Posted at 3:32 PM, Sep 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-09 12:16:35-04

RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — UPDATE: Just before 3:00 a.m. Friday, Lexington police told KSP that Benjamin C. Johnson and Destiny G. Burns were located at a home in Fayette County and arrested.

The two have both been lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.


Johnson is charged with two counts of assault (third-degree), criminal mischief (third-degree), and resisting arrest. He's also charged with failure to appear in court from a previous misdemeanor citation.

Burns is charged with receiving stolen property of $10,000 or more.


Kentucky State Police is asking for the public's help in locating two wanted fugitives: 28-year-old Benjamin C. Johnson, of Waco, and 20-year-old Destiny G. Burns, of Berea.

On Wednesday, September 7, KSP says a trooper saw someone with active warrants driving a red Chevy truck at the Valero Gas Station on North Keeneland Drive in Richmond. The trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop on the two in the gas station parking lot, but police say they failed to yield and led the trooper on a pursuit.

KSP says the trooper followed the vehicle west on Tates Creek Road for about 8 miles. According to police, the trooper had to end the pursuit due to roadway conditions.

Police say they haven't located them. Anyone with information is asked to contact their local law enforcement or the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post at (859) 623-2404.