Sheriff: Fugitive who cut ankle bracelet caught in Laurel County

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky man who escaped custody while awaiting trial on multiple charges of rape and arson has been caught.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested 45-year-old James Bowling of Lily on Thursday in Leslie County.

Bowling had been under house arrest in Laurel County. Root says bowling cut off his ankle bracelet which monitored his whereabouts and fled the area.

Bowling was being held in the Laurel County Detention Center. Jail records did not list an attorney for him.

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