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Carmi man facing new charges after temporarily eluding police

Thursday morning, Carmi Police observed 37 year old Edward Ticer in front of a residence at 107 N Jessup Street at 7:00am.  Knowing Ticer was wanted on a failure to appear warrant out of White County on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, as well as a failure to appear warrant from Jackson County, officers ordered Ticer to stop, but Ticer entered the house and shut the door.

Officers then knocked on the door and were met by Kimberly Carter and Crockett Wade, who told officers that Ticer had exited the house through the back door, but an officer stationed there stated that was not the case. Contact was made with the homeowner, and police were given permission to search the residence.

Ticer was not immediately found inside, and officers noted that Ticer’s bedroom was locked with a padlock.  A search warrant was obtained, and inside the bedroom officers found several items of drug paraphernalia as well as container with a white powder believed to be methamphetamine, along with ammunition and a set of brass knuckles.

After an extensive search of the house, Ticer was located in the rafters of the attic and was taken into custody without further incident.  Ticer is being held at the White County Jail without bond pending a court hearing.  He has been charged with obstructing justice, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia along with the two failure to appear warrants.

The White County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the arrest.