A wanted fugitive is now in custody after being caught with firearms and drugs this weekend.
At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, a Mercer County Sheriff’s deputy investigating a suspicious activity complaint in Salvisa arrested Justin Todd Jones, 40, of Harrodsburg.
After a search of Jones’ vehicle, he was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon (two counts) and 3rd-degree possession of an unspecified controlled substance.
Jones was also served with five warrants, including a fugitive warrant from the State of Indiana as well as two counts each of contempt of court and failure to appear.
Jones is being held on bonds worth $8,813 at Boyle County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in court today, Thursday, April 25.
Dep. Bill Cruce of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.
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