The manhunt for 26-year-old Gary “Josh” Mills of Knox County continues, as authorities from numerous agencies work together to track the man they say is a suspect in multiple vehicle thefts occurring in Bell, Harlan and Knox counties.
The number of alleged vehicle thefts has risen again as troopers in Knox County believe Mills stole a red pickup truck from the Stinking Creek area of Knox County on Monday.
According to a report from the Kentucky State Police, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Monday, troopers in Knox County received a call that Mills was driving a red pickup truck with a diamond shape decal on the door, in the Stinking Creek area of Knox County. Troopers responded but were unable to locate the truck.
The report goes on to say that at approximately 7 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 10 received a call that a truck was stolen off of KY 92 in Bell County. Trooper George Howard responded and began an investigation.
According to the report, Howard’s investigation revealed the vehicle that was stolen was a red 2005 Dodge Ram 1500. Authorities say the vehicle has a diamond shape decal on the driver’s door with the word “Explosives” on it and the passenger’s side has an approximately 5-inch gash mark down the side of the vehicle.
The theft of red Dodge Truck is still under investigation by Howard.
Mills has been wanted by numerous law enforcement agencies since Sunday morning when he allegedly stole a 2010 Ford Mustang in Harlan. Since that time, police say Mills has been involved in numerous vehicle thefts and a home invasion in Bell County.
Mills is a white male, 5 foot 10 inches and 150 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing brown coveralls and a camouflage hat.
Post 10 says they are continuing to ask assistance from the public about any information on Mills. He was last seen operating this vehicle in Knox County. Police caution that if you see Mills, do not engage him. Anyone with information about where he may be located is asked to contact Post 10 Harlan at 606-573-3131 or their local police department.