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RANDY GURLEY  ( read  )
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08/18/2010 Shirley man arrested on Failure to Appear warrant

From  the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley


In the early morning hours of August, 18, 2010 Deputy C. Mason, with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department came in contact with a three-wheeler driving down Burnt Ridge Road.  Deputy Mason initiated a traffic stop, but the three-wheeler sped off.  They traveled a short distance where the three-wheeler took a dirt road and then a power line trail.  Deputy Mason left his patrol vehicle and continued the chase on foot for approximately 400 yards where took he driver of the three-wheeler into custody.

  Ronald Ernst, of Shirley was arrested for fleeing, but a NCIC check returned that Ernst had an outstanding warrant out of Van Buren County for failure to appear.  A search of Ernst also revealed a small amount of suspected methamphetamine.  Ernst is currently being held at the Van Buren County Detention Center without bond.