Multi- agency effort leads to wanted fugitive’s arrest

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — After an on-going investigation, the Indiana State Police Bloomington District Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Section and Drug Enforcement Detectives arrested Demetrious Coleman, 36 of Evansville, early Tuesday morning.

Coleman was arrested on several Lawrence County warrants. These warrants include three drug felonies, a drug misdemeanor and two counts of Carrying a Handgun without a License with a Prior Conviction.

After the investigation showed Coleman was staying at a residence in the 300 block of Heltonville Road, a search warrant was granted on Monday.

When authorities entered the home, others were encountered. Coleman was reportedly found destroying suspected methamphetamine in the bathroom. Another at the home, Austin R. Perry, 35, was apprehended while attempting to run out the back door.

A search of the home revealed methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Coleman was arrested for his warrants along with two new felonies including Obstruction of Justice. Perry was arrested for the felonies of Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Under 3 Grams of Methamphetamine.

Coleman and Perry are currently incarcerated at Lawrence County Jail. Other visitors at the home were not arrested.

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