Mt. Pleasant Man Flees Traffic Stop

Written by Theresa Rose on October 3, 2016

At approximately 6:30AM on September 30th, 2016 a Henry County Deputy Sheriff conducted a traffic stop on black 1985 Chevrolet Suburban on Washington Street, near Hy-Vee in Mount Pleasant. The driver, Jeremy Crawford, 43, of Mount Pleasant was arrested for driving while suspended.  The passenger in the truck, Colton Gallup, 23, of Mount Pleasant fled on foot into the wooded area near Mount Pleasant Department of Corrections.

Gallup was apprehended later while trying to leave the area. Gallup was found in possession of methamphetamine, prescription medications, and drug paraphernalia. Gallup was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine (Class D Felony), Possession of a Controlled II Substance (Class D Felony), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor).

Gallup was also wanted for 3 other arrest warrants through Henry, Jefferson, and Des Moines County. Gallup is currently being held at the Henry County Jail on a $20,600 bond.