Officer Dies in Tommy Morrison Drug Case — Charges Dropped

Posted on June 27, 2011 at 9:00am by

Drug charges against former heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Morrison, from an arrest on February 17, 2011 have been dropped because the arresting officer died in a motorcycle accident.

Morrison was arrested at the Kansas Turnpike service area four miles north of Emporia and charged with possession of hallucinogenic drugs with two prior convictions, a felony, and with misdemeanor possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Trooper Beau R. Wallace, 30, of Emporia, KS, was off duty at the time of the accident, on Thursday May 26, 2011 at the intersection of US-50 and Lyon County Road E, four miles west of Emporia.

Wallace was travelling west on US-50 when he collided with a 1998 Dodge Durango that pulled into the intersection. The driver of the Durango, identified as Gumaro Reyes, 17, was travelling north on Road E when he stopped at a stop sign before pulling into the intersection.

Wallace collided with the passenger side of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Because Officer Wallace was the sole trooper in the arrest, Tommy Morrison’s case cannot proceed without him.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, a Denver accident attorney can provide guidance.

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