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Courtesy Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department
Skeens

2 arrested on meth-related charges

Second suspect located in Silver Lake, police say

Scott

A Claypool man was arrested on a meth-related warrant Friday afternoon after evading police for nearly 24 hours, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said.

After receiving an anonymous tip, sheriff's deputies and an Indiana State Police trooper arrested Thomas E. Skeens, 43, without incident, the sheriff's department said in a statement.

Skeens was taken to the county jail and held on a prosecutorial hold, the statement said. It said he had been sought on warrants charging felony possession of precursors with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, as well as misdemeanor battery.

Earlier Friday, police said, Skeens was found stuck in high water off Indiana 114 in Fulton County, but managed to get away from them.

On Thursday, sheriff's deputies and task force officers went to a home in the 5700 block of South Maple Grove Lane in Warsaw, looking for Skeens and Gregory Price Scott, 48, of Warsaw, on active warrants.

Scott, who was wanted on a charge of nonsupport of a dependent, had finished meth on him and now is charged with dealing/manufacturing methamphetamine, police said in an earlier statement. His bond in Kosciusko County was set at $10,000, and police said he also has a no-bond hold from Whitley County.

Police said Skeens was gone by the time they arrived. When found Friday morning, they said, he ran away across a field and into a wooded area, and could not be found using tracking dogs.

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