Search for suspect leads officers to stolen vehicle

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Police continue to look for 6-foot-5, 250-pound white man

By Linda Ireland

Officers are searching for a Hodgenville man wanted on a felony charge.

The LaRue County Sheriff’s Department located Anthony Scherer, 39, at a home on Strange Road Friday afternoon. Deputy Russell McCoy said he was attempting to serve a warrant on Scherer for Elizabethtown City Police.

Scherer left the residence through a back window and managed to elude McCoy. Eventually, Sheriff Bobby Shoffner, Chief Deputy Marcus Jackson, constables Tim Ford and Ira Bloyd Jr. and a Kentucky State Trooper joined the search.

While McCoy was at the scene, he learned a 2007 Dodge Nitro SUV parked at the residence was registered to a Louisville car lot. He confiscated the vehicle until he could make contact with the dealership.

“They found out the vehicle was missing (from the lot) when I called them Monday morning,” McCoy said. A representative from Neil Huffman picked up the SUV that afternoon.

Scherer is facing a charge of receiving stolen property.

According to court records, Scherer had not paid fines related to a 2001 conviction on 13 counts of theft by deception. On Dec. 9, he failed to appear in LaRue District Court when the case was reviewed. A bench warrant was ordered, however, the judge had not signed the warrant as of Monday.

Scherer is a white male, 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts should call the LCSO at 358-3120.