A fugitive tried to avoid detection in an attic crawl space, but Laurel County sheriff's deputies found and arrested him along with three others in a house near London. The other three were charged with hindering arrest, allegedly for helping the wanted man.
Deputies went to the house on Jackson Road about 11:30 a.m. Monday after receiving information that a wanted fugitive named Bryan Fields was there.
The department's Special Response Unit entered the house and found Fields hiding in an attic crawl space, deputies said.
Fields, 32, of East Bernstadt was arrested on charges of theft and first-degree criminal mischief in connection with a theft at the A&B Quick Stop in northern Laurel County.
Fields also was charged with receiving stolen property in connection with the theft of a boat and other items from a home on Twin Branch Road in Laurel County, according to officers.
Deputies arrested three others at the house.
Joyce Mounce, 60, of Jackson Road was charged with hindering an arrest for allegedly refusing to open the door when deputies arrived at the house.
Robert Kazee, 34, of London was charged with hindering arrest and resisting arrest. He also was charged with theft under an outstanding bench warrant, the sheriff's department said.
Billie Eversole, 26, of Manchester was charged with hindering arrest for allegedly helping Fields to hide.
Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255.