Off Duty Detective Spots Wanted Man

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — An Ohio man wanted by local authorities after absconding from probation on drug charges was arrested Wednesday after being spotted in public by an off-duty officer.

Sheriff Mike Lowell said that Perry Michael Seevers, 31, is wanted by Sweetwater County authorities on a nationwide warrant for probation violation on an original charge of Unlawful possession of methamphetamine, 3rd offense.

Early this week, detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s Narcotics and Arrest Group (SNAAG), a specialized unit of county detectives dedicated to drug enforcement and fugitive apprehension cases, developed information and tracked Seevers to a neighborhood in Rock Springs.

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But, on Wednesday evening, while officers were still coordinating an official effort to apprehend him, an alert off-duty SNAAG detective spotted Seevers in the Kmart parking lot, and in coordination with Sheriff’s patrol deputies, subsequently arrested Seevers on his warrant without incident.

In Wyoming, Unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), 3rd or subsequent offense, is a felony that carries a maximum possible penalty of imprisonment for not more than five years, a $5,000 fine, or both.

Seevers remains in custody at Sweetwater County Detention Center on a $30,000 cash or surety bond.

Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office reminds citizens all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law.