FAIRBURY – Last Friday, June 29th a Deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a residence check located at the address of 1025 Bacon Road in Fairbury. The Deputy made contact with a male subject, identified as 63-year-old Raymond Scott Sr. of Fairbury.
The Deputy advised Scott Sr. of his active warrants out of Jefferson, Gage and Lancaster Counties. Scott fled on foot and threw a 2 x 4 board at the Deputy in his attempt to escape. Scott eventually gave himself up and was arrested on the outstanding warrants as well as 3rd Degree Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Government Operations. The Deputy suffered minor injuries during the altercation and Raymond E Scott Sr. is being housed at the Department of Corrections awaiting court proceedings.
While patrolling the following day, Saturday, June 30th Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office observed another male subject with an active warrant who they identified as 36-year-old Eric Nicholson of Fairbury.
Deputies attempted to make contact with the subject at 921 Maple St. in Fairbury but were denied entry by occupants at the residence. After the arrival of several more Deputies and speaking with parties inside the residence they were allowed entry into the residence.
Eric Nicholson was discovered hiding in the attic of the residence and was taken into custody without incident. Eric D. Nicholson was arrested for a warrant out of Jefferson County Nebraska for Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana less than 1 oz and possess or use Drug Paraphernalia. He is currently being housed at the Jefferson County Jail.