Fugitive arrested in Graves County drug trafficking investigation


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A Graves County man wanted in a drug trafficking investigation has been arrested.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says Dusty Baker, who had been in hiding since early Tuesday morning, was apprehended after several tips came in during the week.

Investigators tracked Baker to the home of 48-year-old Deborah Jackson on Ridgeland Drive. When deputies arrived, Jackson claimed she hadn't seen Baker in about two weeks. However, deputies saw Baker flee on foot in the backyard. He was found under the back porch deck and arrested without incident.

Baker was charged with Trafficking Controlled Substance 1st <2 grams of Methamphetamine, Possession of Heroin, 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a search warrant was conducted earlier this week.  Additional charges as a result of the incident on Ridgeland Drive include DUI 1st, Criminal Trespass 3rd and Fleeing and Evading 1st on foot.

Jackson was charged with Hindering Apprehension 2nd Degree.