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Beatrice police arrested a man for drug offenses following a pursuit Friday evening.

At around 8:45 p.m. Beatrice police were called after a woman saw a man who she thought had an active warrant enter a residence in the 1700 block of Monroe Street.

Upon arrival, police saw a man wearing a blue and black jacket getting onto a bicycle in the doorway of the residence and starting to leave.

Officers ordered the man to stop and a pursuit was initiated for several minutes after he fled. The suspect was apprehended in the 1800 block of Jackson Street and identified as 55-year-old Michael Hawkins, according to arrest documents.

Hawkins was not the suspect initially reported to police as having a warrant, though arrest documents state that Hawkins did have an active warrant out of Lincoln.

During the arrest, Hawkins was found to be in possession of money, a scale and drug paraphernalia. During the booking process at the jail more money, drug paraphernalia, a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and a leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana were also recovered from Hawkins.

He was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, obstructing a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug money and distribution of a controlled substance.

Bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit. His next hearing is set for April 30.

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