Fugitive is arrested in Rockcastle County

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who’s avoided arrest for almost a year is behind bars in Rockcastle County.

Brodhead police say a tip helped them find 36 year old Ricky Hale Jr. at a home off West Level Green Road.

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Officers say Hale has been on the run from police in several counties.

Police say in the home they found baggies, syringes, what Hale told them was meth, and more.

Hale was arrested and now faces new charges for trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two women were also arrested at the home.

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