Local News

May 7, 2013

Alabama fugitive captured

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — An Alabama fugitive was captured in Laurel County on Thursday night and now awaits extradition to answer escape charges.

When Laurel County Sheriff’s officials received information that 43-year-old Terry Meyers was in the Laurel County area, they immediately assembled their SRU (Special Response Unit) and went in search of the man wanted in Alabama for first-degree strong arm escape. Meyers, who lists a Rockholds, Ky. address, allegedly escaped from Florence Alabama Detention Center where he was serving a two-year sentence on felony theft charges.

The SRU units began observation and reviewing information and confirming information concerning Meyers’ whereabouts. Around 11 p.m. Thursday, Meyers was located inside his mother’s home, hiding in the closet. Due to the potential danger, the SRU unit members used a FLIR (forward looking infrared), which picks up the heat signature put off by a person’s body.

Meyers was charged with numerous local warrants, the felony escape warrant, and resisting arrest.

The SRU detail was commanded by Capt. Rodney Van Zant. Assisting in the arrest were Deputy James Sizemore and the London Fire Department with the FLIR unit.

Meyers is held in the Laurel County Detention Center and waived extradition to Alabama during his arraignment on Friday morning in Laurel District Court.

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 U.N. School in Gaza Hit by Israeli Strike Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Officials Warn of Avoidable Death in Hot Cars Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Now that school is out, what are your family’s summer vacation plans?

A. No major plans. We will probably hang out around Laurel County.
B. Going to the beach!
C. Kentucky has a lot of wonderful state parks, and we plan to visit a few and enjoy quality family time.
     View Results