James Eberharter is in custody at this hour. Eberharter was a wanted man who had been out of jail on a $500,000 bond and was wanted on a violation of probation.
Just before 9 am Monday morning, investigators and deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department, acting on a tip, believed to come from a WLAF listener, converged on a home at 408 Short Street (in top photo) near Five Points in La Follette. Eberharter was taken into custody without incident. Sheena Baird, a person whom authorities thought at one time might have been in danger with Eberharter, was found with him, and she appeared to be safe. The red car Eberharter had been reportedly driving was not at the place of arrest.
Eberharter is being booked into the county jail at this hour. Baird is free and is not being held on any criminal charges. Eberharter has been on the lam since last seen on March 28 of this year driving away recklessly with a reported bloody headed Baird in the front seat of his car.
On Saturday night, April 13, around 8 pm, deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 308 Carr Wynn Road in reference to a theft report in which the suspects were identified as James Eberharter and Sheena Baird.
Witnesses say the pair fled prior to officers arrival in possibly a red car with white bumpers. Deputies spent much of Saturday night checking possible locations for Eberharter and Baird.
Click HERE and HERE to read the previous stories on the duo.
The investigation continues. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/15/2019-10AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CCSD)