Barbour Sheriff’s Office searching for fugitive

The Barbour County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Philippi man who fled from police after his bond was revoked for an alleged violation.

Anick Lynn Kennedy, 20, escaped from law enforcement and Barbour County Community Corrections officers and ran into the woods at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday – just after his bond was revoked in court, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Kennedy, who is facing multiple charges including domestic assault, was last seen in the High Street area of Philippi. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall; weighs 180 pounds; and was wearing a gray shirt, blue jeans and tennis shoes at the time he fled, the release states.

Kennedy had been placed on probation last year after being charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic assault and one misdemeanor count of unlawful restraint, officials in the Barbour County Magistrate Clerk’s office said Friday.

The charges stem from an incident June 25, 2012, which involved his ex-girlfriend. Kennedy’s bond was revoked because he allegedly violated the terms of his bond by having contact with the woman.

He now faces additional charges of fleeing from a law enforcement officer, a misdemeanor, and “possibly other felony charges,” according to the release.

In February, a grand jury sitting in Barbour County Circuit Court indicted Kennedy on one felony count of grand larceny and one felony count of receiving/transferring stolen property.

Deputy J.C. Kennedy, the investigating officer, is asking anyone with any information to call the sheriff’s office at 304-457-2352.