Theft & Drug arrest
On October 3, 2020 hours at approximately 0707 hours a Labette County Deputy was dispatched to a reckless driver heading north on Gove and Gray Rd.
The Deputy located vehicle at 22000 and Gray Rd. The vehicle had been involved a single vehicle accident and was in the west ditch. The Deputy located the driver, Tyler Dwaine Vickrey, of Parsons, Kansas.
Labette County Dispatch informed the Deputy, Tyler had a suspended license. As the Deputy went to arrest Tyler, he fled from the Deputy. The Deputy was able to catch up with the suspect and after a minor scuffle Tyler was arrested.
During the course of the investigation the Deputy was notified the vehicle was stolen out of Wichita. While searching the vehicle, Deputies found a handgun, which was stolen out of Fredonia. After finding the firearm, Deputies located an explosive device in the vehicle and halted their search.
The Kanas Highway Patrol Bomb Squad was notified and responded to the scene. The KHP Bomb Squad took possession of the device, which was deemed as a live device.
After the vehicle was rendered clear, the search of the vehicle continued and various items associated with the distribution of Methamphetamine were located throughout the vehicle.
Tyler Vickrey was booked into the Labette County Jail on the charges of 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 LEO (Resisting arrest), Possession of Counterfeit U.S. Currency, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and Driving while Suspended