SITKA SHOOTER CAPTURED!
POLICE FIND AND ARREST WANTED JOHNSON COUNTY SHOOTING SUSPECT
CAUDILL IDENTIFIED AS THE INDIVIDUAL WHO SHOT A MAN THIS PAST MONDAY AFTERNOON
JULY 3, 2020 – written by WADE QUEEN
FINALLY CAUGHT:: JOSHUA CAUDILL; A JOHNSON COUNTY MAN WHO IS ACCUSED OF RECENT SHOOTING AT SITKA
A Johnson County man who was wanted for a shooting earlier this week, and afterwards had been on the run for over the past three days was finally found and arrested.
Deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff Department and Kentucky State Police found and arrested Joshua Caudill late Thursday night. Caudill was taken into custody just after 9:30 P.M. KSP Trooper Dustin Thompson was named as the arresting officer of Joshua Caudill. (THE POLICE REPORT DID NOT GIVE THE LOCATION OF CAUDILL’S CAPTURE)
Joshua Caudill was taken to and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville
Caudill was charged with from the shooting case:
• ASSAULT, 1ST DEGREE,
• ROBBERY, 1ST DEGREE,
• RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000.
Deputies in Johnson County and the Kentucky State Police were searching for Joshua Caudill, who was wanted in connection to the shooting, which happened Monday around 2 P.M. in the Puncheon Creek area of Sitka, in Johnson County.
Officers said Joshua Caudill, 28, from Stambaugh, shot a man.
The man, who was identified as James Jason McKenzie, 44, of Sitka, was flown out by an air ambulance to a hospital trauma center. It is not known the man’s medical condition at this time.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Saylor stated his deputies and troopers with the Kentucky State Police immediately after the shooting searched the surrounding areas extensively until 4 A.M. Tuesday morning.
Sheriff Saylor stated that because Joshua Caudill was captured without incident by his deputies and Kentucky State Police who were involved in the capture and arrest; and due to it being an open case, no further details will be released about the case at this time.
Sheriff Doug Saylor gave thanks to the public for all information provided.
It has since been reported Joshua Caudill was previously in jail on a separate violent offenses since January 26 of this year: (• STRANGULATION 1ST DEGREE, • ASSAULT, 1ST DEGREE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, • RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY UNDER/$10,000, • DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS • RESISTING ARREST) but was released from the BSRDC due to the COVID-19 pandemic. in early April
Before that, Joshua Caudull was also arrested in another violent incident, on July 18, 2019, on the charges of: (• ASSAULT, 2ND DEGREE, •VIOLATION OF A KENTUCKY EPO/DVO).