Bailbondsmen charged after trying to arrest man without warrant

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT)- Sitting in Court quietly waiting for their turn in front of a judge, 32-year-old Chad Whitworth and 40-year-old Darnell Brown face the unusual charge of bondsmen obtaining a person without a warrant.

"Never in my 21 years have I seen anything like this," Captain Robert Swanigan of the Georgetown Police Department commented as he laid out his case file on the two men.

Swanigan says the two Maryland natives drove to this home on Maine Avenue in Georgetown on January 22, and cuffed one man inside.

"They got into the house under the guise that they were there to look at taxes, next thing she knew, her son was on the floor,' Captain Swanigan explained.

33-year-old Sean Mosely did have a failure to appear warrant out for his arrest from the state, but police say the problem is bondsmen are illegal here.

"Any warrant has to be served by a sworn officer."

WKYT-TV crews knocked on the door where Mosely was living. His mother, Amy Hurley, explained she was shocked when Whitworth and Brown cuffed her son in her living room. She agrees with police that the bailbondsmen, who made the 550-mile trip, have been watching too much reality tv instead of learning the letter of Kentucky Law.

"An out of state warrant can be converted, but it has to be signed by a Kentucky Judge," Swanigan said.

Mosely was arrested on a warrant out of Jessamine County that night. He spent one night in jail.

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