Austin Shelly, 20, was wanted by authorities after he failed to appear to face his third set of charges this year. Police found him Sunday night.At 9:32 p.m. Sunday, officers received information that Shelly was near Third and Chestnut. When they approached Shelly, he ran away. Police chased him on foot for a couple blocks. When they neared the Lincoln County Courthouse, Shelly gave up.
Officers found a baggie nearby containing several pills, next to the point of surrender, police spokesman John Deal said.
Deal said the pills were determined to be Methlyphenidate Hydrochloride – often known as Ritalin, a drug to treat hyper-activity disorder.
When Shelly was searched, a pair of brass knuckles were found in his pocket, which are considered a deadly weapon. Shelly was taken to jail, charged with resisting arrest, which is normally a misdemeanor but was enhanced to a felony because of a prior conviction. He is also charged with possession of a controlled substance and a concealed weapon.
Shelly was previously charged this year with repeated probation violations, criminal mischief and resisting officers.
His bond is set at $25,000, according to sheriff’s records.