Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

August 21, 2013

Sheriff, deputies nab wanted fugitives

By Leeann Akers - Editor
Journal-Times

Aug. 21, 2013 — The Carter County Sheriff's office apprehended two wanted men over the weekend.

Operating on an anonymous tip, Sheriff Casey Brammell and Deputies Greg Gillum and Matt Morrison Friday arrested Billy Barker, 48, of Grayson, on outstanding warrants.

The sheriff’s office and FIVCO Area Drug Enforcement task force (FADE) recently distributed wanted posters for Barker via social media.

According to the posters, Barker was wanted on warrants for intimidation of a judicial officer and drug trafficking.

The sheriff’s office said that because of Barker's history of violence and extensive criminal background that he should be considered armed and dangerous.Carter Circuit Judge Rebecca Phillips recused herself in Barker’s trafficking case on Aug 13, stating that Barker had made defamatory, harassing, and threatening comments about her on Facebook.

Barker’s case will be heard by Judge John David Caudill, chief regional circuit Judge in Floyd County.

The sheriff found Barker on 4th Street in Grayson. He is currently lodged in the Carter County Detention Center under a $125,000 bond.

Deputy Gillum also aided a Kentucky State Park Ranger in the arrest of a wanted fugitive on Sunday.

Ranger Keith Parsons approached two subjects at the Grayson Lake campground after being informed that the subjects had failed to pay the campground fee.

A routine check of the subjects revealed that one of them, Adam Collins, 33, of Ashland, had an outstanding federal warrant on a weapons offense. A second warrant was issued against Collins for failure to appear for court in Boyd County.

Parsons also was informed that Collins was considered armed and dangerous. Gillum and Parsons arrested Collins, who had been on the run for about two weeks.

He is currently lodged in the Carter County Detention Center. No bond has been set.