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Wanted Felon Arrested in Parsons

04/01/2021

On March 31, 2021 at 9:56 a.m. Parsons Police received a tip of a wanted person that was at a home in Parsons. The fugitive was identified as Tyler Dwaine Vickrey, 26 years old of Parsons. According to the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Vickrey is currently 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.

Corporal Garrett Lucas went to the described residence located in the 100 block of South 25th St. Cpl. Lucas was able to locate Vickrey while he was attempting to hide behind a washing machine in a back room of the residence. Vickrey was arrested for the active warrant without any further incident. During a custodial search when he was arrested, Vickrey was found with approximately 13 grams of Methamphetamine and 2.4 grams of marijuana on his person.

Vickrey was transported and released to Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for the active warrant. Parsons Police are also requesting charges be brought against Vickrey in Labette County District Court for unlawful distribution of controlled substances (Methamphetamine), unlawful possession of controlled substances (Marijuana), Unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vickrey is currently on bond for two cases in Labette County. Vickrey was arrested in 2018, while on Federal Parole, by Parsons Police for Distribution of Certain Stimulants, Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Driving while Suspended, Transporting an Open Container and Interference with Law Enforcement. Vickrey was again arrested in 2020 by the Labette County Sheriff's Office for Distribution of Methamphetamine, Criminal Use of Explosives (Risk to LEO), Criminal Possession of Explosives (Felon within 5 years), Criminal Possession of Weapon by Felon (Firearm), Possession of Stolen Property, Interference with Law Enforcement (Resisting arrest), Possession of Counterfeit U.S. Currency, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving while Suspended.

Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks said, "This is a prime example of a career criminal failing to reform in the justice system. 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 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 please to hear that someone came forward with a tip to put another wanted felon behind bars."

This continues to be an on-going investigation and citizens are encouraged to "See It, Hear It, Report It." If anyone has any further information on this incident or any other criminal activity, please contact the Parsons Police Department at 421-7060 or call the Tip Line at 421-7057 or email at tips@parsonspd.com.

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