Five in Hancock County arrested for methamphetamine or drug-related offenses


Top row from left, Roman Lay and Harrison Lane. Bottom row from left, Wyatt Brown, Wendy Huston and Lee Bavery. | Photos courtesy of Hancock County Sheriff's Department

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department recently reported in a Monday, Feb. 12 press release the following arrests for methamphetamine or drug-related offenses. 

The department received a report at 10:51 p.m. Jan. 7 of a reckless driver. Deputies found the suspected vehicle and conducted a traffic stop leading to the arrest of Wyatt J. Brown, 26, of Carthage. He was charged with reckless driving, driving under the influence of drugs and other traffic-related offenses. Brown was released with a future court date assigned. 

A deputy attempted a traffic stop on a white 2002 Ford Ranger at approximately 12:18 a.m. on Jan. 27 in Hamilton. The driver attempted to elude the deputy but subsequently came to a stop in the 1800 block of Keokuk Street. The driver, Roman L. Lay, 37 of Kahoka, Mo., was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended, fleeing or attempting to elude a peace officer and possession of a controlled Substance. Lay was released with a future court date assigned. 

The department received a disturbance report at 7:55 a.m. on Feb. 1 coming from 415 Cedar in Warsaw. Deputies arrived and subsequently arrested Michelle L. Boudewyn, 43, of Warsaw for violation of bail bond and Lee M. Bavery, 46, of Warsaw for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bavery was released with a future court date assigned. Boudewyn was released on a notice to appear. 

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on a tan 1997 Mitsubishi at approximately 9:09 p.m. on Feb. 1. The driver, Marcus D. Gilpin, 40, of Hamilton was charged with traffic offenses. The passenger, Wendy R. Huston, 41, of Fort Madison, Iowa, had a warrant for her arrest out of McDonough County. Huston also was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic syringes/needles. She was released to McDonough County and assigned a future court date. 

The department received a report of a wrong way driver on Illinois 336 at approximately 8:41 p.m. Feb. 3. The driver was located and subsequently stopped in a silver 2001 Toyota. The driver, Harrison R. Lane, 24, of Quincy was found to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Lane was charged with improper lane usage, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, illegal transportation of alcohol, and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood-alcohol content of more than .08. Lane was released with a future court date assigned. TheCarthage Police Department assisted with the call. 

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