Police arrest attempted murder suspect

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Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 9:33 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 3, 2023 at 11:29 PM EDT
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Officials with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Richard Johnson was arrested Tuesday night.

The arrest happened around 10 p.m., deputies explained.

Johnson was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.


Police in one Kentucky county are asking you to be on the lookout for a man wanted for attempting to kill an elderly woman.

It happened early Tuesday morning in the Keavy community of Laurel County.

Deputies with the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office are looking for Richard Johnson, 38, of Keavy.

Police say Johnson is considered armed and dangerous.

If you know where he is, you are asked to contact Laurel Dispatch at 606-878-7000 or call 911.