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Search for wanted felon leads to four arrests


On Oct. 28, deputies from the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department attempted to locate a wanted felon at a residence on CR 650S in Hudson. Upon arrival at the residence, officers were met by a subject later identified as Jeremy Combs, 24, of CR 650S. Combs exited the residence and officers allegedly saw him carrying a large, straight blade knife.

Combs was patted down by officers for any other weapons and a one-pot meth lab was located in his coat pocket as well as precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Combs was detained while deputies talked with the homeowner. While at the door to the residence, officers allegedly detected the odor of chemicals associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine from inside the residence and officers entered the residence to detain the subjects inside so that an application for a search warrant could be made.

Deputies cleared the residence and found Alfred Lackey, 53, Mary Gose, 48, and Derrick Lackey, 23, all of CR 650S. Alfred Lackey fled into the back of the residence and was detained in a back bedroom after allegedly breaking out a window and throwing a one-pot meth lab out the window of the bathroom. Officers found the meth lab lying outside the window amid the broken glass from the window.

An application for a search warrant was made and granted by LaGrange County Superior Court. Upon service of the warrant, officers found other items in the residence associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine and consumption of methamphetamine.

The Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab Team was called to process the scene for dangerous chemicals.

All four subjects were arrested and charges filed for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Marijuana. Charges for Manufacture of Methamphetamine will be filed with LaGrange County Prosecutor’s office.

All four subjects are being held in LaGrange County Jail.