A man wanted on an Indiana drug warrant was arrested by Chadron police Thursday following an incident at a local motel that led to a chase and a struggle between the man and police.
28-year old Alderius Flowers of Louisville, IN, is in custody on the Indiana warrant, two local felonies – Terroristic Threats and Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute – and one misdemeanor, Obstruction of a Peace Officer.
Chadron Police Sgt Patrick Young says officers were called to a motel Thursday about a disturbance and were told a man – later identified as Flowers – had gotten into an argument with the owner, threatened to shoot them, then fled in a car.
The officers took statements and received video footage of the incident, then began looking for Flowers and the car – but couldn’t find either in Chadron. About 3 hours later, police received a call that Flowers had driven back to the motel.
When Sgt Young and Officer Colin Deines went to the motel, they made contact with Flowers as he was getting out of his car. While talking with him, they discovered an active felony warrant from Indiana for Failure to Appear on drug charges.
When they tried to place him under arrest, Flowers ran away and they gave chase. With the use of a taser, they were able to subdue him after a short run and he offered no further resistance.
When Young and Deines searched Flowers after his arrest, they found 2 bags with a white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine.
A subsequent search of Flowers’ vehicle revealed more suspected cocaine, a digital scale, numerous multi-colored tablets suspected to be MDMA – better known as ecstasy, and a paper strap commonly used by banks to bundle cash. bills.
The Chadron VFD Rescue Unit took Flowers to Chadron Community Hospital for treatment. After being cleared, he was taken to the Dawes County Jail where he remains on $50,000 bond.