May 23, 2013

Man arrested for hindering apprehension of wanted person

Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Man arrested for hindering apprehension of wanted person

Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back along with Captain Rodney Van Zant arrested a subject while looking for a wanted fugitive on Laurel River Church Road, eight miles east of London, Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m.

Gilbert Tim Allen, 52, of Laurel River Church Road, London, was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension. Allen allowed a wanted person to stay at his residence and hid the same person's vehicle.

The sheriff’s office is attempting to locate Jerry Burns, 50, of London, who has numerous outstanding felony warrants out against him.

Earlier in the week, another subject was arrested for hindering prosecution or apprehension of Burns. Coleman L. Delph Jr., 52, of East Pittsburg Church Road, London, was charged and lodged in Laurel County Detention Center on May 15. Following an investigation, it was determined that Delph was actively helping Burns avoid capture by transporting him and his belongings from various locations to keep him from being located by law enforcement officers.

Allen was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Anyone with any information on Jerry Burns’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at 606-864-6600, or 606-878-7000. Callers can remain anonymous.