More Details: Fugitive Ricky Wheeldon Arrested
Jackson Police Troopers are responsible for arresting 53-year-old Ricky Wheeldon in the early morning hours Wednesday. Wheeldon was the passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police on Churchill Road in Leslie Township.
The driver of the vehicle is facing charges for meth possession and harboring a fugitive.
Wheeldon had been on the run from police for the last several months after taking off from his trial. His bond was $500,000.
We will provide updates as they become available.
Fugitive Ricky Wheeldon has been arrested.
Wheeldon, jumped bail in May just before he was convicted for his role in a massive theft and drug ring in Jackson County.
Michigan State Police tell us they arrested Wheeldon on Churchill Road in Leslie Township just before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
There was a passenger in the car who was arrested along with Wheeldon.
In the car, State Police say the two men had drugs and a .38 caliber gun.
Wheeldon is reportedly being held at the Jackson County Jail.