A PAINTSVILLE POLICE ARREST LOCAL MAN WANTED ON FLEEING AND EVADING, ALONG WITH MULTIPLE OTHER CHARGES
SUSPECT WENT ON TWO DAY MINI-CRIME SPREE, MOST OF IT WITHOUT A SHIRT!!
According to reports, on Wednesday afternoon, February 12, at around 3 P.M., Paintsville Police received a 911 call about an alleged domestic dispute at an apartment in downtown Paintsville.
When Paintsville Police officers arrived at the scene, they reported that a man, identified as 43 year-old John E. Baldridge, had fled the apartment through a window. Paintsville Police, along with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, searched for John Baldridge, but could not locate his whereabouts.
On Thursday, February 13 around 7:30 PM, Paintsville Police located John Baldridge and he was placed under arrest by Paintsville Police officer Zachary Stapleton.
John Baldridge was charged 10 criminal counts, which were:
* Fleeing or Evading Police (2nd Degree),
* Resisting Arrest,
* Criminal Mischief (3rd Degree),
* Burglary (3rd Degree),
* Theft By Unlawful Taking Or Disposition Contents From Vehicle Under $500,
…and John Baldridge was served with 4 Court Bench Warrants and a Warrant for being a Fugitive From Another State.
The charges for the Burglary Baldridge is facing was associated with a theft Wednesday evening from a local business in downtown Paintsville.
John Baldridge was lodged and remains in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.