Weir, Ky. (Muhlenberg County) – On September 25, 2020, Kentucky State Police Post 2, Madisonville, were contacted by the United States Marshals Service, who requested assistance in locating a Virginia man. Federal Marshals were attempting to locate 59-year-old John Johnston, of Pearisburg, Va., who was believed to be in Muhlenberg County, Ky.
Troopers went to a residence in the 7000 block of State Route 189, where they made contact with Johnston. Johnston attempted to flee, but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.
John Johnston was arrested and lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center, where he was charged with the following:
- Fugitive (Warrant not Required)
- Resisting Arrest
- Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot)