CASPER, Wyo. — Johnson County sheriff’s deputies took an Oklahoma man who skipped bond in a drug trafficking case into custody Monday following a failed attempt to elude law enforcement on a bulldozer, authorities say.
Oklahoma court records indicate the man, Jeremy D. Singer, 36, is suspected of ordering about 3 1/2 ounces of ecstasy from Germany to his Tulsa, Oklahoma, home. When federal and local law enforcement arrested him in December, they also found about 5 pounds of marijuana in the residence, according to the documents.
Court documents indicate Singer ran a food truck known in the Oklahoma city, and December news reports indicate the business was known for participation in charitable projects. Court documents state Singer told investigators he sometimes gave homeless people free marijuana.
A bail bond company posted a $50,000 bond on Singer’s behalf in December, court documents indicate. He appeared in court in early March but did not return for a March 27 hearing, according to Oklahoma court records.
Shortly after midnight Monday, authorities tried to stop a vehicle on Interstate 90 driven by Singer, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. He turned off the interstate, later going off-road and abandoning his vehicle and running away, according to a sheriff’s statement.
Local and state law enforcement, with the help of a civilian pilot, began searching for Singer, and at about 11 a.m. a person working in a methane field reported Singer had stolen a John Deere bulldozer, according to the statement.
About a half hour later, a rancher spotted Singer, and sheriff’s deputies arrested Singer without incident, according to the statement.
Singer was also wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service, although Sheriff Rod Odenbach said by phone Monday afternoon he was not sure of the reason for the federal authority’s interest.
Singer was being held in the Johnson County Detention Center on Monday afternoon, and he is expected to be charged with additional crimes in Wyoming.