Barren County fugitive arrested

Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 11:54 AM CDT
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CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) - On Thursday, a Cave City man was arrested in Bowling Green after removing an ankle monitor and becoming a fugitive back in January.

Warren County Drug Task Force, assisting the Glasgow Police Department and the ATF arrested 40-year-old Eric Sturgeon. Sturgeon was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sturgeon was found in the Greenwood Mall parking lot and was taken into custody around 4 p.m. After a K-9 exhibited a “hit” on Sturgeon’s vehicle, a search warrant was obtained. According to the report, a search of the vehicle found a semi-automatic handgun, more than six ounces of crystal meth, digital scales, multiple baggies and $685 in cash.

Sturgeon was taken to the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation will be presented to the United States Attorney’s Office for potential federal prosecution.

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