Paducah, KY – A federal fugitive is in custody today after a Kentucky State trooper stopped to aid what he presumed was a stranded motorist in McCracken County last night. When the trooper approached the vehicle's driver around 9:30 near the 13 mile marker on I-24, the driver fled on foot. It was then determined that the man was 41-year-old Scott Herman, who was wanted by US Marshals and the FBI.
A search by state police, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, and the Paducah Police located Herman in a field off Husbands Road a little over 2 hours later. Herman is being housed in the McCracken County jail on charges of fleeing and evading. Federal charges are pending.