Fugitive arrested in Laurel County on charges from five other counties

A man wanted by authorities in several Kentucky counties has been arrested in Laurel County.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Department said its deputies arrested Randolph S. Boswell, 34, about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot off Ky. 80 in London.

Boswell was arrested after Laurel Sheriff John Root got a tip about his whereabouts.

According to a news release, Boswell tried to flee in a car when deputies arrived, but he was quickly arrested by detective Josh Scott.

The sheriff's department said Boswell, a former Laurel County resident, is wanted in McCreary County on charges of theft by deception, first-degree bail jumping and being a persistent felony offender.

Deputies said Boswell also is wanted in Rowan County, where he is accused of working with others to trick an 85-year-old man out of $1,000 by representing themselves as contractors installing home lighting protection. Charges against Boswell are also pending in Pulaski, Carter and Harlan counties, the Laurel sheriff's department said.

Laurel County authorities charged Boswell with evading police as a result his alleged attempt to flee during Wednesday's arrest.

Boswell was being held in the Laurel County jail.