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UPDATE: Officials arrest wanted suspect in Ferriday

Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Law enforcement officials apprehended and arrested Stanley Vernon Schickel Thursday afternoon on Concordia Avenue in Ferriday.
Jay Sowers / The Natchez Democrat — Law enforcement officials apprehended and arrested Stanley Vernon Schickel Thursday afternoon on Concordia Avenue in Ferriday.

FERRIDAY — Law enforcement officials apprehended and arrested a man in Ferriday Thursday who  was wanted for several crimes in Arizona and Vidalia.

Stanley Vernon Schickel, 40, had eluded authorities since Wednesday night when he ran from Vidalia police officers who pulled him over for a routine traffic stop, VPD Chief Arthur Lewis said.

VPD officers, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and Ferriday Police Department officers surrounded a Cowan Street house Thursday afternoon where they believed Schickel was hiding.

The search moved to a Lower Levee Road house at 1:27 p.m. after the officials received information that Schickel was hiding at that location.

Schickel fled from the Lower Levee Road house as officials arrived and ran on foot toward downtown Ferriday.

A CPSO lieutenant and FPD officer caught Schickel on Concordia Avenue at approximately 2 p.m.

CPSO Investigator Lt. Phillip Webber said Schickel had three warrants for his arrest from a La Paz, Ariz., law enforcement agency for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and failure to appear for misconduct with weapons.

Webber said CPSO officials were awaiting to here from VPD officials regarding which crimes Schickel would be charged with in Vidalia.

“He supposedly pistol whipped someone earlier in Vidalia and supposedly set a house on fire, but we don’t know any of that for sure yet,” Webber said.