NEW CASTLE, Ind. ‚Äď A convicted drug dealer who told police he was a ‚Äústupid dope fiend‚ÄĚ is in trouble with the law again.
William Henry Pete Reeves, 26, of the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue, was arrested early Saturday¬†after he allegedly tried to flee from a New Castle officer who had observed him walking along railroad tracks.
The officer reported that after a brief conversation about 2:15 a.m., Reeves fled on foot and was apprehended after being shocked with an electrical stun device. Following a struggle, the New Castle man was found to be carrying two plastic bags holding a total of 3.2 grams of crystal meth.
Reeves was examined at Henry County Hospital after telling authorities he had smoked meth a short time before his encounter with the officer.
He was found to be carrying $369 in cash, and a police K-9 indicated the scent of controlled substances was emanating from his wallet.
The arresting officer said Reeves apologized for fleeing, saying it was a foolish act since the officer already knew his name.
Another officer, meanwhile, reported Reeves referred to himself as a ‚Äústupid dope fiend,‚ÄĚ and said he should have sold all of his meth rather than keeping some for his own use.
Reeves was charged Monday in Henry Circuit Court 1 with dealing in meth and resisting law enforcement.
He was convicted of dealing in a controlled substance in 2015, drawing a six-year prison term. He was released from custody in March, according to a state Department of Correction website.
Reeves was also convicted of domestic battery in 2012.
Douglas Walker is a news reporter at The Star Press. Contact him at 765-213-5851 or at email@example.com.
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