A Heartland man is behind bars facing a slew of charges after acting suspiciously in a Kirksville neighborhood.
Jerry Hilderman, 26, of Queen City, is charged with distribution of marijuana, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
According to court papers, it all started when he and another male subject were walking around with a backpack and acting suspiciously, in the 600 block of North Marion street.
When the pair spotted the Kirksville officer one walked between cars. While the other appeared to be acting as a lookout.
When the officer attempted to make contact, both subjects started running. When the officer eventually caught up to the subjects he put them in handcuffs and observed they no longer had the backpack in their possession. After both suspects were identified, one was released after he was found to have nothing on him.
The other suspect, Hilderman was taken into custody. The officer noticed a glass pipe sticking out of Hildermanâ??s pocket, also discovered was a bag with small baggies located inside it, those baggies contained marijuana.
The backpack, which Hilderman admitted was his, was located a short time later by another officer. Located inside the backpack was money along with two weapons, a gun with ammunition and a switchblade knife.
Hilderman is being held in the Adair County Jail on a $25,000 cash only bond.