Officials in Letcher Co. are warning the public to be on the lookout for a potentially dangerous fugitive. According to the Letcher Co Sheriff’s Office, one of their Deputies attempted to stop 38-year-old Sherrell Sandlin, of Whitesburg on Tuesday for a seatbelt violation, but Sandlin sped away in his vehicle. Reports indicate that Sandlin nearly collided with an oncoming vehicle and at one point, drove his vehicle in reverse nearly striking the Deputy. Sandlin would eventually abandon his vehicle and fled on foot and escaped. Sandlin is wanted on wanton endangerment charges, as well as drug trafficking charges. Officials said they found Meth in Sandlin’s vehicle when they searched it. The public is advised not to approach Sandlin. He is considered to be armed and dangerous. Officials ask that if anyone knows Sherrell Sandlin’s whereabouts or sees him, please contact the Letcher Co. Sheriff’s Office or dial 911 immediately.
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