Two Medaryville men were arrested Wednesday night after Pulaski County police responded to a report of shots fired on County Road 1400 West, a half-mile north of 300 North. The caller told police that a vehicle was on private property without permission, and he believes he heard gunshots fired.
When Medaryville Assistant Police Chief Sheri Gaillard arrived on scene at roughly 9:12 p.m., she says she found the vehicle in question and recognized the subjects inside as James F. Richie, 38 of Medaryville, and Roger L. Frinkel, 31 of Medaryville. An active arrest warrant was out for Richie, and he was consequently arrested.
Gaillard says she then investigated the report of shots fired, but found no weapons in the vehicle – rather, an active methamphetamine lab was found, along with precursors and the finished product.
Richie was arrested on the active arrest warrant and now faces additional preliminary charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class D felony, Possession of Precursors as a Class D felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance as a Class D felony, and Visiting a Common Nuisance as a Class B misdemeanor.
Frinkel faces charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine as a Class B felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Class D felony, Possession of Precursors as a Class D felony, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance as a Class B misdemeanor.
Assisting Gaillard at the scene were Tyler Campbell, Travis Clark, and Jason Woodruff from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and conservation officer Jeff Richwine.