(Quincy, Ill)— Kerry D. Talburt of Quincy tried to escape by bicycle as West Central Illinois Task Force officers closed in on him Monday afternoon.

Officers report the thirty-eight year old was the subject of a drug investigation in the 400 block of Elm Street in Quincy.  Talburt was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Task Force Agents seized meth and hypodermic syringes at the scene.

Talburt was already on parole for meth possession when he was arrested Monday for Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.  Court records indicate Talburt received sentences for Aggravated Battery and Armed Robbery in 1994, Obstruction of Justice in 1997, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Escape from a Penal Institution in 2002.

Talburt remains lodged in the Adams County Jail.

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