by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Itâ€™s homecoming next week in Wellington. But for Wellington resident Thaddeus Myers, who is facing a multitude of drug felony charges, homecoming came this week.The Wellington Police Department â€” along with the assistance of the Sedgwick County Sheriffâ€™s Department â€”apprehended Myers Friday, Sept. 19 at an unnamed motel on S. Broadway and 47th Street in Wichita.â€œLetâ€™s just say we developed a lead and with good investigative work, found Mr. Myers in a motel room,â€ said Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath. â€œI donâ€™t know the extent for how long he had been there, but we know it has been at least a couple of days.â€Myers, born in 1973, was extradited from Sedgwick to Sumner County jail at 8 a.m. this morning. His bond has been set on two separate warrants of $50,000 and $20,000.Myers is facing eight Level 3 and 4 felony charges, including seven that are drug related. He is accused of selling methamphetamine and marijuana from April 11 to July 19, 2014 in Sumner County and accepting a stolen 60-inch Vizeo television for payment in one transaction (see story here.)Â He was originally detained in Sumner County jail on July 24, 2014 for the same charges. However, due to an appendicitis attack while in jail, Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer dropped the charge in hopes of recharging him once he took care of his medical issues.Spencer said he dismissed the charges then for two reasons.1) He did not want Sumner County to incur Myersâ€™ medical bills because he was in custody;2) He did not have the manpower to have a Sheriff Deputy sit outside his door during the duration of his hospital stay.The court dismissed those charges â€œwithout prejudice,â€ meaning the county attorney could refile those charges at a later date.On Thursday, Aug. 21, Myers, who had already checked out of a Wichita hospital for the appendicitis, was facing a court date in Sumner County District Court on an unrelated misdemeanor charge of criminal deprivation to property. Spencer had intended for him to show up at the courthouse that day, where he would then be recharged on the felony counts. However, Myers failed to show up and was considered missing for almost a month.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +19 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 307 weeks ago Good Job we got him and we don’t have to pay his medical bills, maybe not as planned but it worked anyway Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down guest 1 · 307 weeks ago I like it when a plan comes together! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down john brown · 307 weeks ago Hope he dont get sick again. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -13 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 307 weeks ago yay now we get to pay for 3 meals and somewhere for him to stay now!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Member of the jury · 307 weeks ago It’s always interesting to see the mug shot photo’s of these “productive citizen” drug dealers. Society would be better off if these people who push meth and mj on our kids were done away with. It’s time to consider a real death penality in this country for murderers and drug dealers. Not the current attorney pad the bill system we have today but a true system of trial, conviction and swift carrying out of the penality. Report Reply 1 reply · active 307 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Chris Stewaryl · 307 weeks ago Hé is where hé belongs, and likely feels at home. Ha Ha Ha(:(:(:…….. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Chris Stewart · 307 weeks ago Ha Ha Ha, enjoy your new home(:(:(: Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down Write em up · 307 weeks ago Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. Should have never been released in the first place. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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Awards season is here in all its glory. In a Jamaican context, it climaxes at the RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony in early January, but two big ones will arrive before the end of this month. The Caribbean Sports Journalists Association will dole out prizes for performances in 2016, while the Caribbean Hall of Fame Awards for Excellence will honour both the past and the present.The latter presents an intriguing face-off with a coaching award category that pits track and field high achievers Glen Mills and Stephen Francis against each other. It will be fascinating to see who wins. More important, it’s heart-warming to see the region honouring its own.Further afield, deliberations continue with regard to the IAAF Athlete of the Year Award. At first blush, South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk seems to be a runaway winner. The 24-year-old ticks all the right boxes, with an undefeated season capped by a world record 400-metre run to gold at the Rio Olympics. The year 2016 was also when the smooth-striding South African became the first athlete to have times under 10 seconds in the 100m, under 20 seconds in the 200m and under 44 seconds in the 400m.Add his mighty impressive 31.03-second run over 300 metres at the inaugural Racers Grand Prix and you have a cocktail of excellence. Those who favour other candidates for the IAAF award will dig deeper. They see that, though van Niekerk stormed to a world record of 43.03 seconds from lane 8, he never had even one other time under 44.Grist for that mill indicates that his historic sub-10 – 9.98 seconds in Bloemfontein, South Africa – came at 1395 metres of altitude and with a near-perfect aiding wind of 1.5 metres per second. The track and field numbers people calculate that down to 10.08 seconds if you zero the wind and altitude.ONE BIG PERFORMANCEIf you take the position that van Niekerk had just one big performance in 2016, you might give the award to someone else, but it would have to be someone who won in Rio AND who was consistently good throughout the Olympic campaign.When Usain tripped, recovered and then accelerated and eased up in front of a fine field to win the Racers Grand Prix 100 in 9.88 seconds, it looked like the tall man might have been headed for some really fast times. The same feeling arose when he ran 19.78 seconds in his Olympic 200-metre semi-final. An injury enforced break, however, made real speed impossible and caused him to ‘lose’ at the National Championships and to cut his season short.Despite that, one sports radio show host asked recently if Bolt could not win on sentiment born of his completion of the Olympic triple treble. The voting for the award actually does have a potentially ‘sentimental’ component as the IAAF Council’s vote will only count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result.The IAAF family is composed of IAAF member federations, IAAF Committee members, IAAF meeting directors, IAAF athlete ambassadors, athletes’ representatives, top athletes, members of the international press, IAAF staff members and the IAAF’s official partners. Could Bolt sentiment hold sway within this group? We will soon see.Kenyan Conselius Kipruto dominated the 3000-metre steeplechase all season and won in Rio. However, he never crossed the 8-minute barrier. Omar McLeod won the 60-metre hurdles at the World Indoor Championships, broke the 13-second barrier in the 110-metre hurdles AND won gold in Rio. Two pre-Olympic losses, one due to a fall, damaged his card.Designed to facilitate comparison, the IAAF Performance Tables give van Nierkerk 1310 points for his world record. Bolt would need times of 9.71 and 19.44 seconds in the 100m and 200m, respectively, to find parity. His fastest 2016 100m was clocked at 9.81 seconds in Rio. The table equates that to a 43.57 400m metre time and 1273 points.British distance king Moham-med Farah tripped and fell but recovered to win gold in the Olympic 10,000m final and completed the double with a victory in the 5,000m. Marathon maestro Eliud Kipchoge and decathlete Ashton Eaton both won both of their competitions, including the Olympics. The tables aren’t too kind to any of these men. Farah gets 1237 for his fastest 10,000 of the year – a time of 26 minutes 53.71 seconds, with Eaton’s Olympic record score of 8893 gathering 1247 points and with Kipchoge scoring 1288 for his best marathon of 2 hours 03 minutes and 5 seconds.By comparison, van Nierkerk’s second-fastest 400 of the year – a 44.11 – nets a mere 1237 points from the IAAF tables.The history of the award is, nevertheless, instructive. World records have been on the portfolio of 21 of the 29 previous winners. As we all know, the only man with a world record in 2016 is Wayde van Niekerk.Only one question remains. With all these awards, except the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award, taking place in 2016, what happens to big performances if they occur in November and December? For example, West Indies batsman Chris Gayle scored 333 against Sri Lanka in the middle of November 2010. Would such a performance be too late to make the awards cut?n HUBERT LAWRENCE has made notes at track side since 1980.