Lone "armed and dangerous" fugitive caught

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Robbery suspect to be arraigned today

By Bob White




ELIZABETHTOWN – A 20-year-old robbery suspect identified in January as Hardin County’s most wanted fugitive was booked at the jail in Elizabethtown Monday after nearly six months on the run.

Warren Cecil Fryer Jr. was extradited to Kentucky for prosecution on robbery and other charges after being nabbed in Maine two weeks ago, Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said.

Fryer has been wanted by Radcliff police since Oct. 29, when police said a pair of men robbed Shelby Street resident Raylen Ferguson at gunpoint.

Fryer and the man police say was complicit to the robbery — 22-year-old Randell A. Powell — were indicted on charges relating to the robbery in December. Powell, who also is charged with felony intimidation of a witness, has been in custody since shortly after charges were brought against him.

Police said investigators had suspicions of Fryer being holed up at a relative’s home in South Carolina or Georgia during the time he was on the run.

It is unclear if he ever traveled to either of those states. Details of Fryer’s arrest in Maine were vague as of Tuesday.

Along with the robbery charge, court documents show Fryer failing to appear in Meade and Hardin district courts on more than one occasion, including an early 2008 felony charge filed against him in Hardin County.

With other cases against him, bonds needed for Fryer to be freed from jail total $150,000.

Powell is being kept at the Hardin County jail pending $80,000 bond.

According to information provided to The News-Enterprise by police, Fryer was the only fugitive listed in the two 2009 installments of Hardin County’s Most Wanted to be considered “armed and dangerous.”

He is scheduled for arraignment today.

Bob White can be

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