Paducah police search for wanted man

Lawrence Edwards (Source: Paducah Police Department)
Lawrence Edwards (Source: Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Paducah police are searching for a Hopkinsville man who ran from officers Thursday afternoon.

Paducah Police Department Drug Unit detectives spotted a vehicle being driven by Lawrence Edwards, 27, who they knew is charged in warrants with first-degree assault and parole violation.

They attempted to stop the car, but Edwards drove away.

Edwards faces charges accusing him of shooting into a vehicle being driven by another man on March 21, 2022, in Christian County. He was convicted in Ballard County of charges of theft of a firearm, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, first-degree promoting contraband and assault. He was paroled on Nov. 24, 2021, but, according to a warrant, has violated the terms of his parole by absconding supervision, failing to report a new home address and failing to report to his parole officer.

Anyone with information about where Edwards may be is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

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