Tenn. man charged on 38-year-old warrant

VERONA, Ky. (AP) -- Police say a Tennessee man pulled over for failing to use his turn signal on a Kentucky highway was arrested on three old warrants, one dating to 1971.

A spokesman for the Boone County sheriff's office says 59-year-old Sammie Pickens of Memphis, Tenn., was pulled over Monday after a deputy spotted him switch lanes on Interstate 71.

Sheriff spokesman Tom Scheben says the deputy learned Pickens had a warrant for his arrest from Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Scheben says Pickens was arrested on a January, 1971, housebreaking and larceny charge; a March, 1972, charge of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and a 1990 charge of failure to appear related to the 1971 housebreaking charge.

He says Pickens is being held in the Boone County Detention Center awaiting extradition to Ohio.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

APNP-01-26-09 1538CST


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