Local/Regional News
8:19 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Convicted Rapist Who Fled Courthouse Captured

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A former Army Ranger who fled from Fayette County Circuit Court last summer just before being convicted of rape and sodomy has been caught in Wyoming.

John Buckley fled a Lexington courthouse in July, 2012. He was captured this week in Wyoming.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts told the Lexington Herald-Leader that 29-year-old John C. Buckley IV was back in custody after he fled July 12.

A U.S. marshals task force found Buckley in Wyoming. A news release from the marshals office said Buckley was arrested Wednesday by members of the Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force along with marshals offices in Colorado and Wyoming.

Buckley was out of jail on bond during the trial. He had been ordered to wear an ankle monitor that tracked him, but authorities said it had apparently been cut off.