TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Arrest of Fugitive from Justice in Burkesville, KY
Date of News Release: 09/22/2005
(Columbia, KY) - The Kentucky State Police from the Columbia Post arrested a fugitive from justice after making a "routine" traffic stop.
Trooper J. Wilson made a traffic stop 4 miles east of Burkesville on KY 90, and during normal checks through the National Crime Information Center discovered that the driver was wanted in New Mexico on Felony charges. Arrested was Rex Wood, age 39, now residing in Burkesville, KY. Wood was arrested on charges of speeding, DUI, failure to wear a seatbelt, reckless driving and possession of open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, in addition to the New Mexico felony charges. Wood was lodged in the Adair County Regional Jail.