Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Around 9 p.m. May 19, 2016, deputies received information that a person wanted for arrest could be located in a camper behind a Hwy 26 residence in the Rockholds community. Sergeant Kirk Mays, Deputy Andrew Lawson and Constable Ron Bowling responded.

Lowell K. Salyer, 35, first exited the trailer and gave deputies a false name. It was determined that he did not have a warrant for his arrest.

There was also a woman in the trailer matching the description of a person with active warrants for her arrest. She gave deputies a false name and resisted arrest. That female was determined to be Nancy A. Salyer, 31, and court records indicated she had warrants for her arrest for flagrant non-support and a parole violation.

Inside the trailer was a box containing needles and a crystal-like substance believed to be ice methamphetamine. Also in the box was approximately 18 white pills and five orange pills believed to be Suboxone.

A .25 caliber handgun was located, and records indicated that Nancy Salyer was a convicted felon. In addition to be arrested on the two warrants, she was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, resisting arrest and giving officer’s a false name.

Lowell Salyer was arrested and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (meth), second and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and giving officer’s a false name.

Both were lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.