GLASGOW, Ky. (WBKO) - A wanted person from Glasgow has been arrested in Alabama.
According to the Barren County Sheriff's Department, Spencer Huddleston's last known location was at Barren River Lake as a possible drowning/disappearance. The sheriff's department never found Huddleston and entered him as a missing person.
He was also entered as "Wanted" on local charges of arson, persistent felony offender, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of Marijuana.
Eight months ago, "His vehicle was located near a bridge on Barren River Lake," says Barren County Sheriff's Deputy, Mike Houchens.
"It appeared that he had been camping and fishing and we found shoes there and one of the shoes was floating in the water and so we investigated that as a possible drowning at that point," he added.
But when officials never found a body, they started thinking this was a disappearance -- not a drowning.
The sheriff's office has been investigating and searching for Huddleston since last October, but until this week, they say the leads weren't taking them very far.
"You're talking about a course of eight or nine months now that he's been entered missing or wanted and we've not seen anything of him so we had a pretty good indication that he was on the run and probably staying with somebody somewhere," says Houchens.
On Tuesday, the sheriff's department was contacted by law enforcement in Alabama in reference to the arrest of Huddleston. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office says they tried to pull Huddleston over for a traffic infraction, when Huddleston accelerated and was able to lose the deputy.
"We were contacted yesterday by Alabama and they stated that they had apprehended Mr. Huddleston," says Houchens.
Houchens went on to say, "He [Huddleston] had alluded them and apparently abandoned the vehicle in a neighborhood. By the use of K-9s they were able to locate him behind an abandoned house and take him into custody."
The deputy then determined that the driver was Spencer Huddleston of Glasgow.
"Reference the check they run on him, they learned that he was missing and also wanted on multiple charges here out of Barren County," he added.
He was arrested for attempting to elude and several traffic offenses.
An extradition hearing will be held at a later date to decide when Huddleston will be brought back to Barren County to face charges.