Richard "Ricky" Ladell Peters

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Man Wanted in Connection with Meth Lab Caught

JACKSON, Tenn. - A man wanted after a meth lab was found near a school in October has been captured.

According to a news release, the U.S. Marshal service captured Richard Ladell Peters in Henderson County, Friday.

Peters reportedly hid near the residence in East Madison County after the bust but fled to Henderson County later on the day of the bust.

Friday, officials received a tip on Peters location and found him at the Beech Lake Public Use area hiding in a wooded area. Peters was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Madison County Jail.

Peters, 34 of Jackson, was wanted in connection with an October 17 incident where officers discovered an active meth lab behind a residence in the 2300 block of Beech Bluff Rd. Officials stated that the residence is within a restricted zone around Rose Hill Middle School and a church day care. Officers had gone to the house to arrest Randy Cary who was wanted in Carroll County at the time.

While there officers found what was determined to be an active Meth lab in a parked truck behind the house. Cary and two others were charged in connection with the Meth lab that day.