Stolen Car on Fire in Johnson County

Monday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

A 28-year-old man was arrested in Johnson County after they found a stolen car on fire near a coal mine site.  The car and driver had been reported trespassing on the property, and deputies arrived to find the vehicle on fire.  Witnesses identified Shawn Gayheart as the person driving the car, and say he had thrown needles and other drug paraphernalia out of the car before the officers arrived.