Mills apprehended in Knox Co.


The Kentucky State Police reported Tuesday night that Gary Mills was apprehended in Knox County after being on an alleged vehicle theft spree since Sunday.

According to KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs, Trooper Kelley Farris with Kentucky State Police Post 10 and Knox County deputies captured Mills in the Woolum community of Knox County. He was taken into custody without incident.

Jacobs said a stolen Polaris ATV was recovered.

According to KSP Sgt. Jason Bunch, Mills was seen operating the ATV when he was apprehended.

Numerous agencies have worked together to track Mills they say was a suspect in multiple vehicle thefts occurring in Bell, Harlan and Knox counties.

According to an earlier 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.

Mills allegedly stole a 2010 Ford Mustang in Harlan. Since that time, police say Mills had been involved in numerous vehicle thefts and a home invasion in Bell County.

Mills was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center by the Kentucky State Police on Tuesday night.

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