Man wanted in Paducah, Ky in custody after standoff in Carmi, IL

Man wanted in Paducah, Ky. in custody after standoff in Carmi, IL

CARMI, IL (KFVS) - A person was taken from the home and left in an ambulance, after a standoff in Carmi, Ill. on July 31.

Willie Wiseman made his first court appearance in Carmi on Wednesday, August 1 just before noon. Bond set at $100,000. No plea was entered. He awaiting extradition back to Kentucky, according to Paducah Police.

According to Carmi Police, on July 30 at 9:14 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a four-wheeler westbound on Robinson St. at Locust St. The driver of the four-wheeler, Willie Wiseman, 34, refused to stop and the officer pursued him.

Police said they knew Wiseman to have an active warrant out of McCracken County Kentucky for multiple offenses including fleeing police, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen firearms. When Wiseman got to Walnut St. he made a left onto private property at Ratcliff St where he failed to negotiate the turn and went down an embankment, crashed his four-wheeler and ran away on foot.

Carmi Police, White County Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police and the Norris City Police Department initiated a search for Wiseman and found a backpack was at the crash site containing drug paraphernalia.

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The next day, on July 31 officers got word that Wiseman made it back to a home on Olive St. in Carmi, Ill. Officers saw a maroon car driven by Randall Flowers drive up to the home around 10 a.m. When officers attempted to make contact with Flowers at the trailer, he failed to answer the door. Officers said they were able to see drug paraphernalia in the vehicles and arrested Flowers.

They found a pipe that tested positive for cannabis along with other illegal drugs. Four guns are also found in the car. One of which was reported stolen from Hamilton County, Ill. Flowers was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of hypodermic syringes, possession of paraphernalia, possession of firearms by a felon, possession of stolen firearms by a felon and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Police watched the residence to see if anyone else came in or left. They later received information that Wiseman was in the home and was in possession of several stolen guns.

Wiseman made it known that he would shoot at police. Law enforcement demanded Wiseman leave the home, but he refused. Police blocked off the area during the standoff and told residents of Carmi of the situation.

During the execution of a search warrant for the residence, police used their armored vehicle containing a battering ram on the front to get into the residence after calling for Wiseman to surrender and using flash bangs around the residence. Officials breached the residence through the front door, window and the side window.

Officials said they announced they would use further force and that is when Wiseman gave himself up. He was taken to a local hospital for injuries in the four-wheeler crash.

Wiseman was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Hypodermic Syringe, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Possession of Firearm Ammunition by a Felon. Additional charges are expected to be filed in connection with the pursuit and illegal drugs found on July 30.

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