NEW MADRID - A Campbell man is in custody after a brief armed-standoff.
Through a joint investigation, officers with the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, the SEMO Drug Task Force, U.S. Marshal's Service, New Madrid City Police, Sikeston Department of Public Safety and Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted to serve a warrant at a residence on Coffee Road in New Madrid Wednesday morning.
Officers had received information that William Walker of Campbell, who was wanted on a federal warrant, was hiding in the house. Also they were alerted Walker was in possession of a weapon.
At the residence, there was a brief stand-off before Walker was taken into custody according to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department.
Walker was turned over to federal authorities. According to Tim Willis, special assistant U.S. attorney, Walker had been indicted by the grand jury on one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and second count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Willis said there is currently there is motion on file for Walker to be held without bond. The court is expected to hold a hearing on the motion first part of next week, Willis said.
Also other suspects were taken into custody at the scene. The New Madrid County Prosecutor Lewis Recker has filed charges of hindering prosecution, a Class D felony, against Leslie A. Burleson and Dustin Frazier, who are to appear in Division II of New Madrid County Circuit Court today.