Darren Doyle, story:
A Bowling Green man faces multiple charges after he was found hiding in a vacant building near a local daycare center, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
According to an arrest citation, Sheriff James Vincent responded to a complaint call at Sarah's Playschool around 8:30AM on November 8, 2023, located on KY HWY 259 North, of an individual that walked across their property and disappeared into a vacant building. Sheriff Vincent stated that he entered the vacant building and made contact with a man who was identified as Richard Spears, (59) of Bowling Green, who was not an owner of the property.
The citation stated that Sheriff Vincent asked Spears to walk outside but Spears attempted to run away. Spears was detained by the sheriff and a search of his person resulted in the discovery of a bag of suspected methamphetamine, cash, and a pipe that was suspected for the use of smoking meth, according to the citation.
Spears was arrested and charged with:
He was also found to have two outstanding arrest warrants for probation violations from Warren County. He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.