Captured

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A fugitive from the law is taken captive after authorities track him down in Cherokee County. Robert Caldwell of Jenkins, Kentucky is in the Cherokee County Detention Center after being apprehended in Gnatville on Monday. He was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant and is wanted by Kentucky authorities on several warrants, including felony assault of a law enforcement officer. Pike County, Kentucky Sheriff’s Office authorities contacted the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office when they discovered that Caldwell might be hiding in Cherokee County. Officials say Caldwell had been on the run since assaulting one of their deputies who had attempting to arrest him. Authorities had to create a perimeter around the area of County Road 18, when Caldwell ran into a wooded area. A helicopter and dog team were called in and Caldwell eventually surrendered to deputies without incident. Caldwell is now awaiting extradition to Kentucky.

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