He has been staying in Butler and Logan counties while fleeing apprehension. The subject should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on this individual should notify the nearest law enforcement agency.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, Logan County Sheriff's deputy Rodney McMillin conducted a traffic stop on a 1985 Dodge pickup for speeding. The drive, Charles L. Berry, 41, of Hopkinsville, gave deputy McMillin a false name. While checking Berry's social security number, deputy McMillin found that Berry was wanted on felony charges in Christian County. Berry was arrested and a search of the vehicle was conducted.
Upon searching the truck, officers found over four grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The value of the suspected methamphetamine is $800.
Berry was charged with the Christian County warrant; speeding; possession controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); drug paraphernalia possession, first offense; trafficking in controlled substance first degree, first offense, (methamphetamine); giving officer false name or address; possession controlled substance, first degree, first offense, (drug unspecified); and prescription controlled substance not in proper container, first offense.
Deputy Clint Wright, K-9 officer assisted in the arrest. Berry is lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.
On Feb. 19, Cedric Brandon Offutt, 26, formerly of the Russellville area, surrendered himself to the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police after an indictment was issued for his arrest on the charges of possession controlled substance, first degree, (cocaine) 2nd offense, drug paraphernalia and persistent felony offender, first degree.
These charges stemmed from an investigation conducted by the Drug Task Force which began in June of 2006 after approximately 11 grams of crack cocaine was seized by the Drug Task Force and found to have been in the possession of Offutt. Offutt was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on a $5000 bond.
On Feb. 19, Joseph Richard Posey, 28, of Russellville, was arrested in Bowling Green by the Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations for trafficking controlled substance, first degree (cocaine) after a large quantity of cocaine was found.
During this time the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force and Kentucky State Police Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations had been conducting a joint investigation on Posey after it was learned that he was trafficking cocaine in the Russellville area. Also on this day three separate search warrants were executed on 837 East First Street, 638 Clara Drive and Southern Villa Apartments apartment #B6 all of the Russellville area. These search warrants were in connection to the Posey investigation.
Other agencies that assisted included the Russellville Police Department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Warren County Drug Task Force.