Joe P. Asher
A Wallins man who had been a fugitive from justice in Ohio was arrested on Saturday. Jason Edward Johnson, 34, of Wallins, was placed into custody by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Luttrell on a warrant charging Johnson with being a fugitive from another state.
According to the arrest warrant, Johnson was wanted in Hamilton County, Ohio for probation violation. Authorities in Ohio advised Johnson would be extradited. Johnson’s probation was a result of an original charge of breaking and entering.
Johnson was also charged with operating a vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Johnson was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center to await extradition.
In other police activity:
n Jason Middleton, 28, of Gulston, was arrested on a Bell County warrant by the Harlan City Police Department on Saturday. Middleton was served with an arrest warrant charging him with receiving stolen property under $10,000;
* Melissa Hensley, 42, of Baxter, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday on for probation violation for a felony offense. Hensley was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
* Floyd Mitchell, 36, of Harlan, was arrested by the Harlan City Police Department on charges of failure to appear and probation violation for a felony offense. Mitchell was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
* Annette Turner, 47, of Harlan, was arrested by the Harlan City Police Department on Friday. Turner was charged with a probation violation for a felony offense, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, public intoxication on a controlled substance excluding alcohol, and theft by unlawful taking;
* Charles Gibbons, 33, of Smith, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday on a charge of theft by unlawful taking. Gibbons was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
* Daphanie Young, 34, of Monticello, was arrested by the office of Probation and Parole for failure to appear. Young was booked into the Harlan County Detention Center on Thursday;
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