May 21, 2013

Man arrested for aiding felon

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — While a wanted felon remains on the lam, the man who helped him avoid capture faces a hearing in Laurel District Court today (Friday).

Coleman Delph Jr., 52, of East Pittsburg Church Road in London, was arrested at a residence on Echo Valley Road, seven miles south of London on Wednesday afternoon. Delph is charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension by helping 50-year-old Jerry Wayne Burns of London move around so he would not be captured by police.

Burns is wanted on several outstanding felony warrants.

Delph is accused of transporting Burns and his belongings from various locations to keep him from being located by law enforcement officers.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore conducted the arrest on Delph and the search for Burns.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jerry Wayne Burns is urged to contact the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office at (606) 864-6600 or Laurel Dispatch Center at (606) 878-7000. Callers and any information received will be kept anonymous.