Handcuffed man flees during arrest

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

55-year-old allegedly stole purse from vehicle

A Cassville man is facing three felonies and two misdemeanors after allegedly stealing a purse from a vehicle, being caught in possession of drugs and fleeing the scene of his arrest while still in handcuffs.

Larry Delano, 55, of Cassville, is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, attempting to escape custody, misdemeanor stealing and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a probable cause report filed by Colt Beck, officer with the Cassville Police Department, police were called to an alleged robbery on West 8th Street at about 2:04 p.m. on June 6. The suspect was reported as a white male, about 50 years of age, who fled on foot westbound after allegedly stealing a purse from the victim’s vehicle. The purse contained debit and credit cards, $64 in cash, personal belongings and identification.

Beck said he was familiar with where Delano lived on 9th Street, and he and Sgt. Donnie Privett, also with the Cassville Police Department, went to the residence. Privett called the victim’s stolen cell phone and was allegedly informed by the suspect he was speaking to “Larry mother [explicative] Delano.” Privett then informed Delano he was law enforcement and asked Delano to come to the door.

Officers were met at the door by another resident of the apartments, who consented to a search of the residence. Delano was taken into custody and upon a search of where he had been sleeping, police allegedly found drug paraphernalia, 10 Tramadol Hydrochloride pills, a small plastic container with a crystal substance testing positive for methamphetamine, multiple syringes, a syringe loaded with what appeared to be a crushed up pill, and a metallic pipe testing positive for the presence of marijuana.

While searching the residence, Beck was informed Delano had fled from the front of the building, running away while still in handcuffs. He was located at the bottom of a creek bed north of the residence and re-arrested, then transported to the Barry County jail.

While at the jail, Delano allegedly stated he was going to put a contract out on a deputy for his life, a video of which is attached to Beck’s report.

Delano is being held in the jail on a cash-only bond of $30,000. He has been arraigned, and a disposition hearing is scheduled for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

Delano has been arrested twice previously this year. On Jan. 4, he and three others were arrested on multiple drug and endangering the welfare of a child charges after a child well-being check led to meth, marijuana, pills and drug paraphernalia being found in Delano’s apartment. He had a $50,000 bond and was released on his own recognizance on Jan. 31. That case has a disposition hearing set for June 22.

Just eight days after being released, Delano was arrested again and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after allegedly being in possession of 14 pills and two pipes with marijuana residue. He was being held on a cash-only bond of $50,000 and was again released on his own recognizance on March 1. That case also has a disposition hearing scheduled for June 22.

Delano also pleaded guilty on June 5 to an ongoing indecent exposure charge in a city of Cassville case. He paid a $500 fine and was put on probation.

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  • It is my opinion that we need to take a long look at the way we seem to allow these repeat offenders check out of jail like it is a hotel. Does someone have to be killed before we take these people and their crimes seriously?

    -- Posted by Ralph Lamberson on Wed, Jun 14, 2017, at 5:10 PM
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