Five arrested in Laurel Co, including fugitive facing federal charges


LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested five people while looking for a man facing federal charges who was wanted for escape.

The arrests all happened Wednesday morning around 7:45 a.m off KY 490.

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Deputies arrested 57-year-old Timmy Fields from East Bernstadt on a federal indictment warrant charging possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Fields has been charged in state court for an arrest off I-75 in Laurel County in April. KSP reportedly found him with a lot of methamphetamine. Deputies say Fields had an ankle monitor on, but he’s accused of cutting it off.

Deputies also arrested 43-year-old Todd McWhorter from east Bernstadt for failing to appear in court on previous charges for resisting arrest, theft, and criminal mischief.

Angel Taylor, 28, from London was also arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense – methamphetamine.

Deputies say they found her with a bag of what they think is crystal methamphetamine.

The Sheriff’s Office also arrested 28-year-old Brittany Noble from Tyner on a a Jackson Circuit Court bench warrant of arrest charging violation of probation regarding a charge of trafficking in a controlled substance – first-degree – first offense; contempt of court.

James Fox, 44, from East Bernstadt was charged on a Jackson District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of Flagrant nonsupport. He was also charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence; operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license and other violations.

The Sheriff’s Office worked with the DEA, the US Marshal Service, and Kentucky State Police to make the arrests.




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