London Man Accused of Unlawful Imprisonment Allegedly Brandishes Crowbar at Police


The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man they say was falsely imprisoning another individual inside his Somerset Road residence.

On Tuesday morning, deputies were dispatched to an “out-of-control” male subject in the London area. Upon arrival at the scene, officials observed the victim through a window of the front door.

According to the arrest citation, the victim stated that they had been padlocked inside the residence by Johnny Burdine of London, and had not been allowed to leave the premises. The victim additionally stated that Burdine had threatened to kill them if they left.

Deputies could reportedly hear the male subject in the basement yelling and beating on various objects. Authorities forced the front door open, allowing the victim to exit the residence.

Burdine then allegedly began running through the residence towards deputies with a large crowbar and a hammer. After being asked multiple times to drop his weapons, Burdine complied with officers’ demands. Police say that he then ran onto the front porch, yelling and creating a disturbance.

Deputies determined that Burdine was under the influence and charged him with 1st Degree Unlawful Imprisonment, 2nd Degree Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Menacing.

Burdine was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.