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Man wanted in Florida arrested after wreck

HENSLEY ROAD – A Magoffin County man wanted in Florida was arrested locally after attempting to flee the scene of an accident.

HENSLEY ROAD – A Magoffin County man wanted in Florida was arrested locally after attempting to flee the scene of an accident.

On Friday, January 29, just after 3 p.m., Denny Wade Howard, 33, of Hensley Road, Salyersville, was reportedly involved in a two-vehicle collision on Hensley Road in Magoffin County, and attempted to leave the scene of the wreck, according to police reports.

Due to the damage his vehicle sustained in the wreck, he was only able to go approximately 120 yards from the scene of the collision, Kentucky State Police Post 9 Trooper J. Stratton reported in the arrest citation.

Police noted that the registration on the Ford Fusion Howard was driving was canceled due to no insurance and, when asked his name, Howard reportedly gave KSP a false name and social security number.

Howard reportedly told police he was traveling approximately 40 to 45 MPH at the time of the collision, though the roadway is a one-lane road with several blind spots.

When Trooper Stratton ran his real name and social security number, he found Howard was wanted out of Florida, with an active warrant in the National Crime Information Center. His charges in Florida are unknown at press time.

KSP Post 9 contacted Florida and authorities there advised they would extradite Howard, though at press time he remains at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

In addition to the charge of fugitive from another state, Howard is also facing the following charges locally: operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license; leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance; giving officer false identifying information; driving too fast for traffic conditions; no registration receipt; no registration plates; failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance/sec., first offense; registration and title requirements vehicle not operating on highway; and failure to produce insurance card.

Editor’s Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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