Man arrested for threatening officer, possession of meth


A Scott County man threatened a police officer before being arrested after a traffic stop Sunday in Crothersville, police report.

Nathan Rucker, 27, of Austin faces Level 6 felony charges of intimidation, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a syringe. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of paraphernalia.

According to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Rick Meyer, county Officer Zach Elliott pulled over Rucker, who was driving without a license, for a traffic stop.

During the search, Elliott reported finding methamphetamine, a syringe and paraphernalia inside the vehicle.

Elliot then informed Rucker he would be placed under arrest, prompting Rucker to make death threats toward Elliott, Meyer said.

Rucker was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he was booked in at 2:44 p.m. Sunday. He is being held without bond pending his initial hearing.

A Level 6 felony carries a sentence of six months to two and a half years with an advisory sentence of one year if convicted.

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