Darren Doyle, story:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office has reported that Tennessee Fugitive Christian D. Merz, 38 has been arrested in Glendale, KY as of 2:52pm on October 13, 2017.
"Myself and members of our office along with Kentucky State Police have not only been searching the area for this man, but also have been in contact with dozens of people over the last 24 hours, following up on every lead available," said Sheriff Shane Doyle.
Doyle said evidence obtained in the investigation showed that he'd hitched a ride with some truckers headed north.
"Through our multi-agency investigation, we obtained video footage that showed the fugitive in the Glendale area," he said. "With help from KSP, Facebook Communications, and Comcast Cable, we were able to discover Merz's use of a public wi-fi hotspot where he used Facebook to contact family. The fugitive was seen walking on an overpass on 1-65 where he was arrested by Kentucky State Police."
Sheriff Doyle said yesterday there were tips from the public that described a man walking down the road with a bag in his hand and that deputies caught up with a person with the exact description, but it turned out he was a relative of a local resident that was only visiting that had no relation to this case.
"We know that situations like this are stressful for our community and we thank you for your patience and help while we continued this investigation," Doyle added. We thank KSP Trooper Terry Alexander for his excellent work in this case. We're proud that we have a great working relationship with KSP and other agencies."