Fugitive from justice arrested in Mingo
by PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer
WILLIAMSON — Warrants for the arrest and extradition of a Tennessee resident who was wanted on felony charges from the Commonwealth of Kentucky were sent through to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) after the defendant was taken into custody by Deputy M.J. Miller, following a license check being conducted, at which time warrants were discovered that had been entered in the National Crime Information Center database.
Gary Dent, 51, whose address is listed as Maryville, Tennessee, had failed to appear for a court hearing in Pike County District Court to answer charges of theft by deception (cold checks under $10,000). After conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Dent, Deputy Miller was informed that active warrants were in force in both Kentucky and Missouri on the defendant and the Commonwealth State was willing to extradite.
The Kentucky warrants also reads that on August 6, 2012, the affiant, Bennie Gooslin of Phelps, alleges that Dent intentionally sold him 8 tires for a sum of $700 that were knowingly defective but failed to present them as damaged goods, and also refused to return his money.
Dent was transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden where he remains behind bars awaiting extradition back to Pike County. The defendant was arraigned on the fugitive from justice warrants by Mingo County Circuit Court Judge Michael Thornsbury.
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