Richland, Ky. (Hopkins County) – on September 7, 2020, around 9:39 a.m, Trooper Jon Eilert, of Kentucky State Police Post 2, Madisonville, observed a Harley-Davidson motorcycle speeding on Beulah Road in the Richland Community.
Trooper Eilert initiated a traffic stop on the motorcycle, where he identified the operator as 48-year-old Kevin Johnson, of Madisonville, Ky. Further investigation revealed the registration Mr. Johnson provided for the motorcycle was for a different vehicle, and the motorcycle’s VIN had been destroyed.
Kevin Johnson was arrested and lodged in the Hopkins County Detention Center, where he was charged with the following:
- Speeding 17 MPH Over Limit
- No Registration Plates
- No Registration Receipt
- Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator’s License
- Destruction of VIN Number
- No Motorcycle Operator’s License
- Failure to Notify Address Change to Department of Transportation
- Failure to Surrender Revoked Operator’s License
The motorcycle has been identified as a 2009 Harley-Davidson FXCWC, Softail Rocker. KSP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the motorcycle’s owner. If anyone knows who the owner may be, or other information about the investigation, please contact KSP Post 2 at 270-676-3313, or via the KSP app. Callers may remain anonymous.