A man wanted on an active warrant out of Daviess County who also has drug charges pending in Dubois County was arrested after a chase Sunday night in Vincennes.
31-year old John Wilkerson, of Washington had been arrested Jan. 23 in the Ireland area by Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputies responding to complaints of drug activity. Charges from that arrest include a Class D felony count of illegal possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and a misdemeanor charge of paraphernalia possession.
The deputy who made that arrest developed new information on Wilkerson after reviewing pseudoephedrine logs at local pharmacies and shared that information over the weekend, plus news about an active warrant for Wilkerson’s arrest for dealing methamphetamine out of Daviess County.
Around 9:30 Sunday night, a Knox County trooper attempted to stop a vehicle Wilkerson was driving in Vincennes. Police say Wilkerson fled in the car, then stopped and fled on foot in the city. A trooper’s K-9 partner tracked Wilkerson for five blocks before police found him hiding on a porch. A jacket he discarded during the chase was recovered and found to contain methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia, police said.
Wilkerson was arrested and booked into the Knox County Jail on the Daviess County warrant charging him with a Class B felony count of dealing methamphetamine. His new charges in Knox County include Class D felony counts of methamphetamine possession and resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, plus misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession, resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia.
He is being held without bond.