GPD makes two felony arrests Saturday

Linda Trest

Officer Rich Anderson told the Republican that he made two felony arrests Saturday. 

Anderson said he received a tip from a citizen that a Gerald man, Harold Ladyman Jr. had a felony warrant from St. Louis for failure to appear in court. When he made contact with Ladyman, Anderson said he resisted arrest by trying to run away from him. 

Once Ladyman was detained, a controlled substance was found in Ladyman’s pockets as well as illegal drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the
Franklin County Adult Detention Center in Union by Gerald police. 

A court website, commonly known as casenet, shows that Ladyman was charged Saturday with possession of  a controlled substance, a Class D felony. 

After delivering Ladyman to Union, Anderson received notification that New Haven Police had picked up Jeremy Nixon, a man wanted for charges stemming from an Oct. 6 police chase in Gerald. On that day, Anderson attempted to stop Nixon on a simple traffic violation. Instead of pulling over, Nixon led the officer on a chase through the north part of town. He then exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area north of Third Street near Cedar Street. It was  later determined that the vehicle belonged to a Gerald woman who told investigators she had not given Nixon permission to drive it.

Franklin County deputies and their helicopter came to assist in the search for Nixon, but he was not found.

New Haven police told Anderson that a tip led them to Anderson’s parent’s home where he was located and taken into custody without incident. Anderson retrieved Nixon from New Haven and made another trip to the Adult Detention Center in Union. 

Casenet shows that Nixon was charged Sunday with tampering with a motor vehicle, a first degree felony.  

Both men are being held on a $10,000 bond.