A search for a Schuyler County fugitive led to a number of arrests in Scotland County on Friday after a pair of search warrants were executed at a rural Memphis residence.
According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was executed at the Philip L. Kirkpatrick residence on Ridge Road after information was received by investigators that a pair of Schuyler County men with outstanding warrants were present at the home.
Officers believed that Brian E. Anders, 45, of Memphis, was at the home. Anders has outstanding felony warrants for his arrest stemming from three separate instances where he avoided arrest by fleeing. They also believed that Gaylon M. Gorman, 29, of Queen City was also present at the residence. Gorman had an arrest warrant from Adair County for failure to appear in court on charges for failure to pay child support.
When officers from the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, the Memphis Police Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Department of Conservation served the search warrants Gorman was located at the scene but Anders was not present.
A large amount of drug paraphernalia was in clear site during the initial search warrant execution, leading to a second search warrant being issued for the home.
Once the second search warrant was approved and executed, marijuana and methamphetamine paraphernalia were discovered.
At this time the home owner, Philip L. Kirkpatrick, was arrested along with a second guest at the home. Heather D. Newland, 37, of Moulton, IA.
Kirkpatrick was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor possession of marijuana, felony possession of methamphetamine and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.
Gorman was arrested on suspicion of the same charges. he was transported to the Adair County Detention Center on the outstanding Adair County warrant.
During the investigation, information was uncovered regarding Anders whereabouts. He was tracked to a Downing residence. The local investigation team joined forces with the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office to surround the Peggy Goodin residence. After asearch of the property, Anders was located hiding in the attic, and was taken into custody without further incident.
He is being held in the Schuyler County Jail on the three Class D felony charges of resisting arrest which come with a combined total of $212,000 cash only bonds.
Goodin and a second occupant of the home, Laurie A. Allen, both were taken into custody for aiding and abetting a fugitive.