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Ohio fugitive picked up in Magoffin

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MIDDLE FORK – A wanted Ohio man was arrested on KY Rt. 30 in Magoffin County and is slated to be extradited back to Ohio. 

On September 7, going on a referral from social services, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams came into contact with Phillip Harmon, 34, of West Portsmouth, Ohio, five miles west of Salyersville on Rt. 30. 

Adams then discovered Harmon had an active warrant from Morgan County, as well as a warrant out of Ohio from the Ohio Department of Rehab and Corrections Adult Parole Authority.

According to court records, Harmon had a parole violation after being convicted for rape.

He was released in June after a 10-year prison sentence, but the warrant for his arrest was issued only two days later on June 18, 2018.  

In Magoffin, he is facing a felony charge of fugitive from another state. The Morgan County case dates back to 2006, and an arraignment hearing in that case is scheduled for September 24. 

According to the warrant, Ohio plans to extradite Harmon, but at press time he remains at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center.

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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