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"Goofy" arrested in McCracken County

Eric "Goofy" McCarty (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.) Eric "Goofy" McCarty (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.)
James Davis (Photo Courtesy: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.) James Davis (Photo Courtesy: McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.)

The search for Eric "Goofy" McCarty is now over.  Sheriff's deputies have been looking for McCarty since 2010. 

That's when the Kentucky Department of Corrections Probation and Parole issued a parole violation warrant for him.

In February of this year Ballard County issued a warrant for McCarty's arrest.

They say he was involved in a police chase.  Deputies say he got away but when they checked his car they found meth and a handgun.  

As a result of the alleged chase McCarty was charged with fleeing or evading, wanton endangerment, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a defaced firearm and possession of a handgun by a felon.

In May of this year, McCracken County Sheriff's deputies say he got away again when they executed a search warrant at a business on Wice Church Road.  Deputies say McCarty ran from the business and they were not able to catch him.

Then around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday detectives with the Marshall and McCracken County Sheriff's Departments stopped a vehicle on the south side of Paducah and arrested McCarty and another man, James Davis.

Deputies say they found a large amount of meth in the car as well as a cutting agent.

Both McCarty and Davis where taken to the McCracken County Jail.  They both face various drug charges.

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