More Details: Fugitive Ricky Wheeldon Arrested

More Details: Fugitive Ricky Wheeldon Arrested

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Oct 24, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 24, 2012

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.