Fugitive captured, manhunt ends in western Ky.

Lyon Co. manhunt

LYON COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Authorities have captured a fugitive last spotted Lyon County after a pursuit from Marshall County, Kentucky.

At 9:55 a.m. Lyon Conty Sheriff’s Office officials alerted residents on social media that James Dowell was in custody.

Dowell was last seen in Lyon County, Ky. (Source: Lyon County SO)
Dowell was last seen in Lyon County, Ky. (Source: Lyon County SO)

Officials said Dowell was arrested off Iron Hill Road off off Kentucky 810 S.

They thanked tips from citizens for this capture

Around 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force notified the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office they were pursuing a car with two people.

It was called off when law enforcement lost sight of the car. The Chevrolet Cruze was located later spotted off of KY 810 South by deputies and other law enforcement.

A perimeter was set up and a passenger in the car was arrested off of KY 1271.

However, the main fugitive, Dowell, ran away. He may still be in the Lyon County area.

The sheriff’s office warns not to approach the man - and if you spot him call 911.

He has served time for drugs, theft and burglary and other crimes.

Kentucky State Police says they are assisting the sheriff’s office in the investigation.

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