It was a wild afternoon in Florence today!
Acting on a tip, FPD responded to the area of The Rave Cinemas on Mall Rd to find 31 year old Joshua Fugate of Hazard, KY. He was reported to be in the area and wanted on several warrants including Theft, Burglary, Assault, and Absconding Parole.
When Fugate spotted officers he fled on foot into the woods, hoping to get away. Unfortunately for him, units saturated the area and set up a perimeter to keep him contained and away from the public.
FPD Ofc. Eder and K9 Karma responded and began to track Fugate through the woods, marsh, and even the city sewer system. After an exhaustive 3 hour manhunt he was found hiding in a storm sewer, exhausted, and begging to go to jail.
Fugate had been evading arrest for 3 years but today his luck was no match for the dedicated officers of The Florence Police Department, The Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Ofc. Eder, and K9 Karma.
In addition to his outstanding warrants, Fugate faces charges of Fleeing, Trespassing, and drug charges.
Great job to everyone involved in safely apprehending this dangerous fugitive.