Perry County Sheriff’s Department seeks wanted fugitive from Viper


Justin Lewis allegedly fled from deputies

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PERRY COUNTY — The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is searching for wanted fugitive Justin Lewis after the Sheriff’s Department says he fled from deputies during a traffic stop.

Lewis is wanted for first-degree and second-degree of fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, and several other charges. The Sheriff’s Department says Lewis also has active warrants out for his arrest.

The Sheriff’s Department says Lewis was last seen on Left fork Maces Creek Road near Slaven Circle in Viper.

Lewis lives at a residence on Lewis Hollow Road in Viper, the Sheriff’s Department said.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Jessie Day performed a traffic stop on Lewis around 7:17 p.m. on April 7 for running a stop sign and having no registration plate on his vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Department says Lewis fled the scene in his vehicle and then on foot.

Deputy Day, along with several other Sheriff’s Deputies, searched the area but could not locate Lewis.

The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in locating Lewis.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Lewis, the Sheriff’s Department urges you to contact the Perry County Sheriff’s Department at 606-439-4523 or call 911.

All tips can remain anonymous.

TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald. He can be reached at 606-629-3245.

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