UPDATE: Second suspect turns himself in after drug bust getaway
DURHAM, Mo. —
Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish said the fugitive wanted from a drug bust last week -- Erik P. Hickerson -- turned himself in to authorities Tuesday evening.
One suspect is on the run and another behind bars after a northeast Missouri drug bust last week.
Authorities are looking for Erik P. Hickerson, 37, of Durham, Mo., who reportedly fled from a Lewis County deputy and the NEMO Drug Task Force on December 21. According to Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish, it’s the second time in the past three months that Hickerson has fled from law enforcement.
Hickerson made his getaway when officers raided his residence in Durham, about 15 miles west of Quincy, Ill.
Parrish said Derrill Jackson, 39, of Palmyra, Mo., drove onto the property around the same time as Hickerson, and both men tried to flee in separate vehicles. In slick conditions, the officers were able to stop Jackson and take him into custody, but were unable to pursue Hickerson as well.
Jackson was arrested and charged with one count of fleeing to avoid arrest and one count of assault in the second degree, special victim. Parrish said Jackson put officers in danger while trying to flee in his pickup.
Hickerson is approximately 5-foot-8, weighing 220 pounds. He is a white male with brown hair and a brown beard and mustache, and wears glasses. Hickerson drives a 1999 charcoal Chevy pickup truck that has “major damage.”
Parrish said in a press release Tuesday that the general public should not attempt to make contact with Hickerson, but asked that anyone who sees him or knows his whereabouts should contact local law enforcement.
Anyone with information can contact the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office at 573-767-5287, or email email@example.com. Anonymous tips can be made at lewiscosheriff.org.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the West Central Illinois Drug Task Force assisted with the investigation.
Jackson’s bond was set at $25,000.