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Man considered armed and dangerous arrested after allegedly breaking into home

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Nov 01, 2023

Update

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports that Ragen was arrested without incident Wednesday evening.

He was located off KY 830 on Hazel Fork Road.

Ragen is charged with burglary and criminal mischief and is being held at the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Original Story

A man who was initially reported missing is now being called "armed and dangerous" after allegedly breaking into a home eight miles south of London, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office (LCSO).

The LCSO alleges that 39-year-old William D. Ragen broke into a home off Springcutt Road near Rocky Branch Road and is apparently armed with a machete.

Ragen is described as being five feet seven inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown hair, and wearing a black leather jacket.

If you see Ragen, you are asked to call 911 immediately.

A release from the Sheriff's Office says that he ran from law enforcement on Wednesday morning while appearing to be intoxicated and may be having mental issues.