Police: Illinois Man Tries to Flee After Marijuana Arrest

Southold Town Police report that Christopher Oliver attempted to run from police during processing at headquarters.

The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.

Christopher L. Oliver, 26, of Mohamet, Ill., was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and attempted escape on Dec. 2 at 9:43 p.m., after police found him to be in possession of marijuana at Midwood and Eastwood Roads in Cutchogue, arrested him and transported him to police headquarters in Peconic for processing, at which point Oliver attempted to run from the scene, police said.

Editor's Note: Southold Town Police later reported that after being processed as Christopher Oliver, Flanigan's fingerprint scan indicated Christopher Oliver was in fact Adam Flanigan, a fugitive from justice from the State of Wisconsin, police said. Flanigan was processed under his true identity and held for arraignment -  Police: Fugitive From Wisconsin Fakes Identity During Earlier Drug Bust

Erin Schultz December 03, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Bill Rue said on Facebook: "I have a hunch this didn't end well."
FlyingTooLow December 03, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Thankfully, this desperado will appear in court to answer for this heinous offense. Thus, saving America's women and children from degenerates such as this But, why did he try to run? He had hurt no one. This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences. . I wrote about the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review.
Billy Flanigan December 07, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Hey ... You might wanna print a retraction/correction REALLY fast. Christopher L. Oliver of Mahomet Illinois, age 26 has NEVER BEEN TO LONG ISLAND. At the time of this arrest, he was IN MAHOMET ILLINOIS with his wife. He's my nephew. Get it straightened out NOW or the next person you hear from about this, will be my lawyer.


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