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The suspect has several prior felony and misdemeanor convictions, and was preliminarily charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of a handgun without a permit by a serious violent felon.

An Elkhart man was arrested Tuesday morning after a SWAT team executed a search warrant for his home near two Elkhart schools.Hickman-Anthony-Scott

The Elkhart Police Department’s Special Response Team (SRT) went at 6:42 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, to the home in the 54000 block of C.R. 3 as part of an investigation, said Sgt. Chris Snyder.

Anthony Scott Hickman, 39, was arrested Tuesday, April 28, 2015, on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon.

The house is across the street from Elkhart Memorial High School and Woodland Elementary School.

Snyder said the SRT was deployed instead of regular patrol officers because police had reason to believe there might people in the home who have a history of weapons and narcotics violations.

Police arrested Anthony Hickman, 39, of Elkhart on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of a handgun without a permit by a serious violent felon. A court document from a 2006 felony drug dealing conviction notes Hickman had “two prior felony convictions and seven previous misdemeanor convictions,” but some of the online court records showing Hickman’s criminal history are incomplete. It’s unclear which charges resulted in convictions that contribute to his status as a “serious violent felon.”

He was booked at the Elkhart County Jail without bond.

The investigation that prompted the search is ongoing, Snyder said.

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