February 8, 2015;
17 charges filed against Webbville man
by Wade Queen
A 21 year old Webbville, Kentucky man is still incarcerated in Johnson County nearly 2 weeks after being transferred from the Carter County Detention in Grayson, where he was earlier arrested after a dangerous police chase.
In the late evening hours of Monday, January 26, 2015, Carter County deputy James Frint of the Carter County Sheriff Office attempted a traffic stop in the Hitchens-Willard area on a speeding vehicle driven by an individual, later identified as Eric S. Burton, 21, of Webbville Ky.
Burton refused to comply and pull over for Frint, leading him on a vehicle pursuit for several miles through southeastern Carter County, at speeds reaching around 100 MPH, before finally ending when Burton losing control of his vehicle and crashing.
Burton fled from his vehicle, causing deputy Frint to pursue Burton on a lengthy foot chase before he was finally apprehended following a brief struggle,
Following his arrest, a total of 17 charges and citations were filed by deputy Frint against Eric Burton, and later after he was in custody, it was learned that there was a no-bond Bench Warrant for Burton in Lawrence County, which may have been the reason for his running from the law.
Eric Burton was charged in Carter County with:
WANTON ENDANGERMENT-2ND DEGREE; SPEEDING 26 MPH OR > SPEED LIMIT; DISREGARDING STOP SIGN; RECKLESS DRIVING; FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL; FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE); FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (ON FOOT); OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATOR LICENSE; FAILURE TO SURRENDER REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE; NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT; NO REGISTRATION PLATES; IMPROPER DISPLAY OF REGISTRATION PLATES; FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD; FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE; RESISTING ARREST; FAILURE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS; IMPROPER EQUIPMENT.
His bond was set at $340,000 cash only.
On Friday morning, January 30, Eric Burton was served a Bench Warrant at the Carter County Detention Center by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, where his bond was lowered to $40,000 and he was taken into custody by Lawrence deputies and brought back to Louisa and then transported by the Lawrence County Jailer’s office to the Big Sandy Detention Center in Paintsville, where no bond was ordered.
It is unknown what charge Burton faces in Lawrence County, but it makes the sixth time in the last 18 months he has been arrested in Kentucky.
Besides his recent Carter Co. arrest and later arrest/transferal to Lawrence County:
On September 13, 2013, he was arrested in Lawrence County for Theft Of A Firearm & Criminal Mischief, 1ST Degree.
On March 6, 2014, Burton was arrested in Carter County on a Court Ordered Bench Warrant.
On June 26, 2014, Burton was taken into custody by officer Billy Slone of the Kentucky Corrections Division of Probation and Parole for a Probation Violation (For A Felony Offense).
And on November 6, 2014, Burton was taken into custody by deputy Scott Hazellette of the Johnson County Sheriff’s office for Contempt Of Court Libel/Slander Resistance To Order.