A recent arrest on a warrant may lead to additional criminal charges for a Parsons man.

At 9:56 a.m. Wednesday, Parsons police received a tip about a wanted person who was at a home in Parsons. The fugitive was identified as Tyler Dwaine Vickrey, 26, of Parsons. According to the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Vickrey is on community corrections for possession of opiates, opium, narcotic drugs or designated stimulants. Vickrey had an active arrest warrant through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for possession of controlled a substance.

Cpl. Garrett Lucas found Vickrey in the home in the 100 block of South 25th Street. Vickrey was attempting to hide behind a washing machine in a back room and was for the active warrant. A custodial search turned up about 13 grams of methamphetamine and 2.4 grams of marijuana on Vickrey. 

Vickrey was transferred to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for the warrant. Parsons police are requesting charges of distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vickrey is free on bond for two cases in Labette County. He was arrested in 2018 while on federal parole by Parsons police for distribution of stimulants, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, transporting an open container and interference with law enforcement. Vickrey was arrested in 2020 by the Labette County Sheriff’s Office for distribution of methamphetamine, criminal use of explosives, criminal possession of explosives (felon within five years), criminal possession of weapon by felon (firearm), possession of stolen property, interference with law enforcement (resisting arrest), possession of counterfeit currency, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. 

“This is a prime example of a career criminal failing to reform in the justice system,” 

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said. “We as police officers hope that after an arrest and a court appearance we never have to have a negative interaction with a citizen again. Some people do not take the lesson serious and continue to conduct themselves in the same nefarious way that got them arrested. I personally tell my officers that we are to use the lowest level of force to gain the highest level of voluntary compliance. When we can’t gain compliance it usually results in an arrest. When that arrestee doesn’t care or doesn’t want to be reformed, we are doomed to arrest them again. I am again pleased to hear that someone came forward with a tip to put another wanted felon behind bars.”

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