Federal fugitive apprehended
Joe P. Asher Staff Writer
Harlan City Police arrested a Closplint woman on a federal warrant Sunday following a tip regarding her location.
HPD Officer Will Pope arrested Savannah Caudill, 24, after recognizing her at a residence Sunday afternoon.
According to HPD Cpl. Jeff Owens, a tip came in that Caudill was hiding in a house at 502 Mountain Avenue.
“The caller advised she was wanted by the U.S. Marshals for fraud,” said Owens.
Owens said he and Pope contacted the U.S. Marshals Service headquarters in Arlington, Va., and verified Caudill was wanted on a federal warrant.
According to Owens, it was Pope who recognized Caudill.
“Pope stopped her on the porch, he identified her,” said Owens. “She had colored her hair. Her hair was a different color than the picture we had.”
Owens said Caudill was arrested without incident.
“While we were pulling up, Caudill and a man were walking into the residence and Pope made contact,” said Owens. “We apprehended her on the porch.”
Owens said the federal warrant was for fraud by deception.
Harlan Police Chief Mike Thomas said Caudill had nearly been arrested two months ago.
“A couple months ago, her and her husband were in the Social Security office here in Harlan and we were notified that they were there,” said Thomas.
Thomas said the couple fled the scene before they could be apprehended.
Caudill was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a federal detainer warrant.
In other police activity, William Jennings, 35, of Dayhoit, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Kenny Sergent on Saturday.
Jennings was charged with no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree assault, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and prescription container not in proper container.
Jennings was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $7,500 bond secured by 10 percent.
Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-573-4510, ext. 113, email@example.com
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