A man who escaped house arrest for a violent hit and run crash in Laurel County, has been found in Ohio.
Terry Mullins,47, was arrested back in September, accused of hitting a teen on a bicycle while drunk driving on U.S. 25 near KY 2392.
Its been about two months since 17-year old R.J. Warren was found in a ditch on the side of the road. Now people who work in the area are relieved to hear that Mullins is back in custody.
“He doesn’t have a conscious. He just really doesn’t care,” said Sherri Skinner. That’s what she and her husband Raymond had to say about Terry Mullins. They own the store, Elegant Touch, in Corbin across the street from where deputies said Mullins was drinking and driving when he hit R.J. Warren.
“That it could have been my child your child, any body’s child,” said Raymond.
“What a tragic accident for a child that age to happen to, somebody to be drunk and just run off,” said Sherri.
Investigators later found Mullins passed out next to his van that had a dented windshield and R.J’s bag in the grill. Back on U.S. 25, R.J. was in a ditch in critical condition. Mullins was then arrested, and put on house arrest.
“He actually got out of house arrest and took off, and they finally I heard they caught him last night,” said Raymond.
After three weeks on the run, Mullins was picked up in Cincinnati.
LEX 18 News did some digging into Mullin’s criminal history. In Laurel County alone he was convicted of Operating Under the Influence in 2003, a DUI in 2006, assault in 2008. He had also been charged four times with alcohol intoxication.
For this hit and run, Mullins is charged with assault, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid and driving on a revoked license. He has pleaded not guilty.
“The police department or someone should have take justice in their hands and done something with him. He shouldn’t have even been on the road,” said Sherri.
R.J’s mother said she’s happy Mullins is back behind bars, but is worried he will yet again get a slap on the wrist. Instead of focusing on that, people here at the crime scene are thinking of R.J.
“I hope he gets well, and the man above helps him get well,” said Raymond.
Investigators said Mullins waived extradition and will be brought back to Kentucky sometime soon.