Waupaca police arrested a man released from prison six months ago.
Kyle T. Wagner, 25, Amherst, is charged with possession of methamphetamine, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On March 16, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Strobusch stopped a vehicle on the 1400 block of Ware Street for a loud exhaust and plates that were not registered to the vehicle. Deputy Jon Loken arrived to assist.
Wagner was a passenger, and there was a warrant for a probation hold.
As Loken was trying to handcuff Wagner, he kept reaching into his pocket, the complaint says.
Wagner then reportedly broke free and began running. Loken and Strobusch caught Wagner and escorted him to the ground.
Strobusch reported seeing a plastic gem bag fall to the ground. A second gem bag was found on Wagner’s person, while a digital scale and two snort tubes were found in the center console of the vehicle.
White crystals and residue in the two bags tested positive for meth.
Wagner has a history of run-ins with police.
In August 2011, Wagner was convicted in Waupaca County of two counts of criminal escape.
Charges of battery to an officer and resisting an officer were dismissed but read into the court record.
He was sentenced to three years in prison and two years of extended supervision.
On Nov. 19, 2013, Wagner was released from prison.
On March 8, 2014, Wagner was arrested for drunken driving and later convicted in Portage County. His license was revoked for seven months, and he was ordered to install an ignition interlocking device (IID).
On March 20, 2014, Wagner was arrested in Portage County and subsequently charged with possession of materials for manufacturing methamphetamine.
His extended supervision for the Waupaca County conviction was revoked on April 17, 2014, and Wagner was returned to prison.
On Feb. 2, 2015, Wagner was convicted of the Portage County meth charge and sentenced to 30 months in prison with 319 days credit for time served following revocation.
He was released on extended supervision on Sept. 6, 2016.
On Nov. 20, 2016, Wagner was cited for hit and run, failure to keep a vehicle under control, inattentive driving and operating a vehicle without insurance.
On Nov. 26, Wagner was cited for failure to install an IID and operating a vehicle without insurance.
He is currently being held in custody on a $1,000 cash bond.