Johnson County Man Arrested Following Vehicle Theft and Fire

On Wednesday, October 11, Johnson County Deputy Byron Fairchild was dispatched to a vehicle trespassing at a coal mine. The caller advised several individuals were inside the vehicle and that it had gotten stuck in the mud. The individuals were allegedly throwing needles and drug paraphernalia outside the vehicle. Deputy Fairchild responded to the scene to discover the vehicle had been set on fire and that it was reportedly stolen. Through investigation, Shawn Gayheart, 28, of Boonscamp, was arrested for vehicle theft, public intoxication, criminal mischief, trespassing, and other charges.

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