From:              Hannibal Police Department

Date:               Thursday, October 29, 2020

Phone:            573-221-0987

Fax:                 573-221-3966

Contact:         Lieutenant J.M. Grote


On Wednesday, October 28th, at approximately 9:23am Officers with the Hannibal Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit on Paris Avenue. The driver, Michael W. Thomas, 34 of Quincy IL, pulled over to the side of the road and exited the vehicle. Thomas then got back into the vehicle, backed up nearly striking the patrol car, and sped away. The Officer located the vehicle in a yard in the 200 block of North Section. Officers saw Thomas in the 900 block of Center. Thomas was taken into custody by officers after a brief foot pursuit. Thomas was intoxicated and also appeared to be suffering from a drug overdose. He was found in possession of several individually packaged items believed to be meth and fentanyl. Thomas was taken by ambulance to Hannibal Regional Hospital and admitted for treatment.

The Circuit Court of Marion County, Associate Division, issued a warrant for Thomas charging him with two counts of Delivery of a Controlled  Substance. Thomas’ bond was set at $50,000.00 cash only. In addition Thomas has a felony warrant out of Scott County Iowa for Carrying Weapons, Control of a Firearm by a Felon, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.