Several law enforcement agencies converged on a Hickory residence on Thursday to arrest a wanted fugitive, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office reported.
At approximately 8 a.m., several law enforcement agencies arrived at the home of Demetry Walker, 49, of Hickory, on McKenzie Circle. Officers escorted some area residents out of their homes for their safety before ordering Walker out of his residence. After a few minutes, he came out the back door and surrendered without incident.
Walker was wanted out of St. Louis County, Missouri on four counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Dangerous Felon. After his arrest, a search warrant was obtained for his residence. On the subsequent search, deputies located suspected ecstasy pills, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. It was also discovered that he had an active arrest warrant for Possession of Marijuana, as well as Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Last year, Walker had been cited to appear in Graves County District Court for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, but he failed to appear on his court date.
Upon his Thursday arrest, Walker was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance — First Offense, (10 or more Dose Units), Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia — Buy/Possess, the outstanding Graves County warrant, and being a Fugitive From Another State. He was taken to the Graves County Jail.
This arrest was a combined effort between the U.S. Marshals Service, McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, Graves County Sheriff’s Office and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, which is composed of deputies from the Marshall and Calloway County Sheriff’s Offices and the Benton Police Department. Mayfield-Graves County EMS was also staged nearby while Walker’s arrest was made.