Pearisburg, Virginia, man arrested in Kentucky on charge of being a fugitive

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(Photo: Courtesy Muhlenberg County Detention Center)

WEIR, Ky. (WFXR) — A Pearisburg, Virginia, man was arrested Friday, September 25, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on a charge of being a fugitive.

Kentucky State Police said in a statement that its troopers in Madisonville were contacted by the U.S. Marshals Service for help locating a Virginia man, John Johnston, who was believed to be in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.

Kentucky state troopers went to a residence in the 7000 block of State Route 189, where they say Johnston, 59, was found. KSP said Johnston attempted to run, but was captured after a brief foot chase.

He is held at the Muhlenberg County Detention Center on charges of being a fugitive, resisting arrest, and first degree fleeing or evading police.

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