Suspicious vehicle complaint results in capture of fugitive

A suspicious vehicle complaint has resulted in an arrest and multiple charges filed against a fugitive sought by the US Marshals Service.

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call April 1 of a suspicious vehicle located at the Days Inn Hotel at the 126 Exit at I-40. A check of the vehicle tag revealed it had been stolen on March 19, 2020 in Carroll County.

The suspect, James Shull, consented to a search of his room where a glass pipe and a .40 cal semi-auto pistol were visible. The pistol was loaded with eight rounds of ammo. Suspect advised officers that inside a backpack were one ounce of methamphetamine and other pills. Investigator located approximately 34.87 grams of meth, one Oxy 20mg, seven Xanax of different mg, 1.5 Suboxone pills and a Demerol 50mg/ml injection.

A check of Shull’s record found him to have an active felony warrant in Gibson County and was sought by the US Federal Marshals.

James Shull was taken into custody April 1 by Investigator Stephen Whitlock and charged with possession of a firearm during dangerous felony; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; theft of property <$5,000; drug paraphernalia; simple possession such II; simple possession such IV; and possession of meth w/intent.

Shull is being held at the Decatur County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

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