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UPDATE: Man Accused of Threatening Judicial Officer Caught

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 9/16/13 @ 9:40 p.m.
CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted for threatening a judicial officer and drug trafficking was caught Friday night, U.S. Marshals say.

Billy Barker, 48, was arrested at a home in Grayson, Ky., without incident. The information about his whereabouts was received through a tip.

Barker was wanted on intimidation warrants, accused of threatening a judicial officer. He also was wanted on warrants by the FADE Task Force for drug trafficking.



ORIGINAL STORY
CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A man wanted for threatening a judicial officer and drug trafficking is on the run.

The United States Marshal's Service, Carter County Sheriff's Office and FADE Task Force are looking for Billy Barker, 48.

Barker is wanted on intimidation warrants, accused of threatening a judicial officer. He is also wanted on warrants by the FADE Task Force for drug trafficking.

Investigators say Barker has a history of extreme violence and has threatened all law enforcement officers that try to apprehend him.

Barker is considered armed and extremely dangerous and has an extensive criminal history.

Investigators say Barker has been seen in Elliott County near the Horton Flats area and Carter County near Grayson. They believe he is traveling between Grayson and Chicago, Illinois.

If you see Barker, do not attempt to apprehend or confront him.

If you have information on Barker, call the Carter County Sheriff's Office at 606-474-5616 or Deputy US Marshal Michael Blackburn at 859-361-5647.


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