Durham man sought by police found hiding under dump truck

Posted: Sep. 6, 2013 6:45 pm Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 8:15 pm


DURHAM, Mo. -- A 45-year-old man is being held in the Lewis County Jail after he fled from authorities Friday as they attempted to serve a felony warrant.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office said that Edward Eugene Hickman, of 21930 School St. in Durham, was wanted on a warrant for the manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine in relation to a search warrant that was conducted at his home on Aug. 13. During the search, sheriff deputies and members of the Northeast Missouri Drug Task Force found materials used to make meth and the finished product.

When deputies arrived to arrest Hickman, he allegedly ran out the back door of his home. After a foot pursuit, he was found hiding under a dump truck in Durham.

Hickman was lodged in lieu of a $50,000 cash-only bond. Additional charges are pending, the Sheriff's Office reports.

Assisting in the arrest were the West Central Illinois Task Force, the NEMO Task Force, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.