Fugitive Arrested in Boyle County

By: Wendy Enneking Email
By: Wendy Enneking Email

You could call it a big bust in a small town. Law enforcement officers weren't expecting a fugitive to drive right into their sobriety checkpoint set up in rural Boyle County late Friday night.

Boyle County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Wofford says Scott Neal Payne was nervous when officers approached his vehicle asking for identification. They became suspicious and called in their K-9 officer, "Tjard," to assist in a search of Payne's vehicle. "Tjard" smelled drugs. His senses were right on as officers found several thousand dollars worth of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription drugs and a stolen firearm. Payne also had several fake driver's licenses out of Nevada with names of people whose identities were stolen.

Police later found that Payne was a convicted felon and a wanted man not only in Kentucky, but also in California, Texas and Washington.

Payne was arrested and is being lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. Federal authorities are now deciding whether or not they will pursue the case.


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  • by A Location: L on Sep 14, 2008 at 09:15 PM
    @Darlene Location: KY If just beign a felon and carrying a gun and drugs makes you dangerous half of congress should be in jail. The only differance bewteen a crystal meth addict and a pain pill prescription speed addict is that if you kill some one with a perscription you dotn get extra charges. If you dot it with your car your set free.
  • by cole Location: Danville on Sep 14, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    Agree 100% on the first and second posts. Good job Boyle County SO>
  • by Darlene Location: KY on Sep 14, 2008 at 08:54 AM
    Federal Authorities are now deciding whether or not the are going to pursue the case??? Why wouldn't they? He is a man that has crossed the state lines or should I say several states lines, carry several illegal drugs? COme on, they jump at cases that shouldn't have been federal!!!!! Somebody better do something because apparently this man is dangerous!
  • by Gayle Location: Kentucky on Sep 14, 2008 at 02:09 AM
    "Federal authorities are now deciding whether or not they will pursue the case." What do they mean whether they will decide? I would say they hit the jack pot and he had all of those drugs and fake identities. Throw the book at him. At least another stinking drug dealer off the streets. Don't take a rocket scientist to figure out what to do next with him!!1!

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