TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Central City Man Arrested on Several Charges
Date of News Release: 11/24/2013
Madisonville, KY - On November 24, 2013, at 4:52 P.M., Troopers Jon McGehee and Jacob Fortney initiated a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevrolet passenger car being operated by Donald Thomas Rutledge Jr. for a seat belt violation. After conducting a series of field sobriety tests, it was determined that Rutledge was under the influence of controlled substances. Further investigation produced prescription medication, items used to ingest controlled substances, and methamphetamine inside the passenger car. Mr. Rutledge was also found to be concealing a deadly weapon after a baseball bat was located concealed by the driver's seat. Mr. Rutledge was lodged at the Muhlenberg County Detention Center.