Allen County fugitive caught in Florida

By Chris Cooper - [email protected]

Mickey Carter

Allen County Fugitive Mickey Carter has been found in Jacksonville, Fla.

Carter was believed to have been in the City of Auburn last week. The 32-year-old escaped custody Thursday, May 4, while being transported from the Allen County Detention Center to Simpson County for a court date.

The Department of Corrections in Jacksonville says Carter faces local charges of fleeing and attempting to allude law enforcement, attaching a license plate not assigned to a vehicle, trespassing, and driving under the influence.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department had located a stolen vehicle and a pair of blue jeans Friday, May 5, behind the old Auburn Motel. They believed the jeans found in a dumpster belonged to Carter, which prompted a search by the Kentucky State Police, the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, and Auburn Police Chief Larry Jones. Although Cater was not found, authorities locked down the elementary school in the city for precaution.

“We had thought he may be heading to Manchester, Tenn., where his wife lived,” said Logan County Sheriff Wallace Whittaker. Carter’s sister, according to Whittaker, lives in the Auburn area. “I am glad they have him in custody.”

Carter was arrested April 19, 2017, in Allen County and charged with theft by unlawful taking (auto) over $500, less than $10,000; fleeing or evading police, first degree (motor vehicle); fleeing or evading police, first degree (on foot); two courts of criminal mischief, first degree; resisting arrest; two counts of speeding over 26 mph; failure to appear; wanton endangerment, first degree; unlawful imprisonment, 1st degree; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon; operating on a suspended drivers licence, and careless driving.

Mickey Carter Carter

By Chris Cooper

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To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call; 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call; 270-726-8394.

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