Fugitive Wanted In Several Kentucky Counties Arrested

A fugitive wanted in five Kentucky counties on a variety of charges was captured Wednesday afternoon in London, according to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office.

Randolph Boswell, 34, was arrested off west KY 80 in a business parking lot, according to investigators.

Sheriff John Root said he had received information on Boswell’s whereabouts and when deputies arrived on the scene, Boswell tried to drive off, but was quickly apprehended.

Investigators said Boswell was wanted on a bench warrant in McCreary County where he was accused of passing cold checks, bail jumping, failing to appear and being a persistent felony offender.

Investigators said Boswell was wanted in Rowan County for engaging in organized crime.  He was accused, along with four others, of misrepresenting themselves as contractors installing lightning protection on the home of an 85-year old man and demanding payment of $4,000, but eventually settled for $1,000.

Investigators said there was also a separate warrant out for Boswell in Rowan County for reportedly passing cold checks and being a persistent felony offender.

In Pulaski County, Boswell was accused of misrepresenting himself as a telephone service repairman and charging a reported victim $4,000 to fix the person’s phone, but eventually lowered the cost to $1,800, according to investigators.

In Carter County, there was a bench warrant for Boswell for failure to appear on numerous traffic violations, according to investigators.

In Harlan County, Boswell was indicted on burglary and theft by deception charges where he was also accused of passing cold checks, according to investigators.

In Laurel County, he was charged with fleeing or evading police in connection to his reported attempt to flee in a vehicle to avoid arrest.

Boswell was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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