Leitchfield felon wanted on multiple felony charges in Ohio Co. captured

A Leitchfield felon who absconded from parole and was wanted on multiple charges by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office has been captured.

Kentucky State Police arrested 56-year-old Darrell W. Carnes on Monday. Carnes was wanted on numerous charges, including theft and drug counts, Ohio County Sheriff Tracy Beatty said.

According to the Kentucky Department of Corrections, Carnes absconded from parole after being found guilty of trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine) in December 2017. He is on probation until April 2025.

In addition to a conviction for methamphetamine trafficking, Carnes was arrested in 2013 for domestic violence assault and violating an EPO/DVO.

Carnes is being held in the Ohio County Detention Center where he’s been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), receiving stolen property, obscuring the identity of a machine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He’s being held on no bond.

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k015.com