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Constable's case continued

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 A criminal case involving a LaRue County constable hit a roadblock last week.

The case against Jeffery W. Metcalf, 40, of Hodgenville, was continued in LaRue District Court when the special judge who had been assigned was unable to attend. LaRue District Judge C. Derek Reed has recused himself from the case.

Metcalf, in his first term as a constable, was charged May 7 with theft by deception and first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot after Kentucky State Police attempted to serve a warrant for cold checks at his residence.  

According to KSP, Metcalf’s girlfriend met the officers at the door. During the conversation, Metcalf “fled from the residence into the woods behind the house. Metcalf was later discovered in the woods where he was arrested without further incident.”

Metcalf has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case will be handled by a special prosecutor. Judge Reed instructed Metcalf’s attorney to work out a court date with all parties.