Melvin arrest in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY, Ill. (WJPF) — Anthony Melvin, the 43-year-old wanted in two counties and who was considered armed and dangerous, has been arrested.

Melvin was taken into custody around 3:30 PM Thursday trying to gain access to a home near Tamaroa.

Melvin had been wanted by police since Wednesday morning when he pulled a knife on a Sesser Police Officer attempting to take him into custody.

He then stole multiple vehicles and zig-zagged across Perry County trying to avoid capture.

Melvin is a suspect in Perry County for fuel and motor vehicle thefts. He’s being held in the Franklin County Jail.