Perry man arrested on warrant after missing plea hearing

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Michael Dean Sheehy, 46, of Perry was arrested Friday on a Dallas County warrant for first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, stopping on traveled part of unpaved highway and driving under suspension.

A Perry man was arrested Friday on a Dallas County warrant after failing to appear in court in November to enter a plea in connection with his May 2020 arrest for meth.

Michael Dean Sheehy, 46, of 2919 Kading Road, Perry, was arrested on a Dallas County warrant for first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, stopping on traveled part of unpaved highway and driving under suspension.

Sheehy was arrested May 17, 2020, in the 27000 block of 330th Way in rural Van Meter, where a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and found Sheehy and another person “inside of the vehicle, having intimate relations,” according to court records.

The person in the passenger seat “had a glass pipe containing residue in her hand” that was “used to smoke methamphetamine,” according to court records.

A probable-cause search on the vehicle ensued and disclosed “a small plastic baggy containing a white crystal substance” located “on the driver’s side seat area” and “another glass smoking pipe containing residue” located “inside the center console of the
vehicle,” according to court records.

Sheehy allegedly admitted that “he had been smoking methamphetamine and that he did not have much left inside of the baggy.”

The white crystal substance field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to court records.

A warrant for Sheehy’s arrest was ordered Nov. 19, 2020, after he failed to appear for a plea hearing in Dallas County District Court. The warrant was served Friday. Sheehy is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond. He is scheduled for a hearing March 11 in Dallas County District Court.

Sheehy was convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia in 2007, 2008, and 2017 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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