One set of charges for drugs and resisting arrest against an Eldon man were dropped as he received probation on drug and resisting arrest charges related to a separate earlier incident.

One set of charges for drugs and resisting arrest against an Eldon man were dropped as he received probation on drug and resisting arrest charges related to a separate earlier incident.

While out on bond for an incident that occurred on Route Y in Miller County Jan. 2, 2017, Craig W. Marriott, 52, was arrested on Route Y in Miller County on June 10, 2017. Marriott was charged with felony drug possession and felony resisting arrest for the June 10 incident in which a scuffle broke out between him and the state trooper who was attempting to place him under arrest. 

On June 10, Marriott was pulled over for speeding on Route Y. According to the probable cause statement, behavior described as overly nervous led to further interrogation and increased agitation from Marriott then to the trooper attempting to take Marriott into custody. The trooper sustained multiple cuts and contusions to his left hand as well as a small laceration under his right eye during the incident.

According to Case.net, the charges related to the June 10 incident have been dropped. Marriott has plead guilty to charges related to the Jan. 2 incident. No plea deal connecting the two cases was available through court records.

The same trooper was involved in both incidents.

On June 27, Marriott received a suspended imposition of sentence of five years supervised probation each on the charges of possession of a controlled substance, Class D felony, and resisting arrest creating a substantial risk of serious injury/death, Class E felony.

Marriott fled police Jan. 2 after the state trooper attempted to pull him over for speeding on Route Y, according to the probable cause statement. Marriott turned onto Beacon Road and accelerated, and the trooper activated lights and sirens. Marriott continued to accelerate, and a chase ensued on the gravel roadway with Marriott’s vehicle sliding sideways around corners and turns as it attempted to speed away. The pursuit ended on Freeman Road where Marriott stopped and attempted to hide his vehicle at his residence, according to court documents. He was taken into custody without further incident. 

A search of Marriott’s person revealed 10 Methadone pills in his jacket. In a consent search of his vehicle, the trooper found six bags containing a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, totaling 20 grams, wax marijuana, a glass jar containing marijuana, a wooden ‘dugout’ containing marijuana and a metal marijuana pipe, a glass methamphetamine pipe, a glass marijuana pipe, three hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes, 19 unknown yellow pills and two half pills, four unknown peach-colored pills and several pieces of the same type of pill, a green straw with methamphetamine residue and a plastic spoon with methamphetamine residue. 

The next day, Jan. 3, Marriott told the trooper that the pills were Xanax.