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Arrests ensue after traffic stops

SoVaNow.com / April 11, 2018
Traffic stops in Mecklenburg County over the weekend resulted in charges being placed against a North Carolina man for driving under the influence and a Clarksville man for possession of marijuana.

While patrolling U.S. 58 early Saturday morning, Cpl. Byrt Carnes observed a vehicle traveling east in the westbound lane of travel near Jeffress Road close to Clarksville. After stopping and approaching the car, Carnes said he detected an odor of alcohol coming from the driver, 31-year old Joseph Coleman of Henderson, N.C.

Carnes had Coleman take a field sobriety test, and at the end of the test, Coleman was arrested and taken to Meherrin River Regional. At the jail he was administered a breath test. He was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and driving on the wrong side of the highway.

On Monday, Carnes encountered what appeared to be a disabled vehicle at the intersection of Highway 47 and Piney Creek Road in South Hill. While checking with the driver to see if he needed assistance Carnes said he detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

During a subsequent search he found a plant like substance and smoking device. These were taken into evidence and the driver, Donald Adams, 65, of Drakes Branch was taken into custody, charged with possession of marijuana.

In other crimes, John Davis III of Clarksville was charged with felony vandalism after allegedly smashing the windows in a vehicle parked at a home in the 1300 block of Jones Road in Skipwith. Deputy Josh Carroll met with the victim Sunday, to view the damage to the car. At the end of his investigation he issued a warrant for the arrest of Davis.

As of Monday, Davis had not been taken into custody, though Major Terry Edmonds was told that Davis planned to turn himself into police.

An investigation by Deputy Jamie Thomas led to the arrest of a 29-year-old woman from Clarksville on Friday. Domestic assault charges were filed against Amber Bond after the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s office responded to a disturbance in the 1600 block of Trottinridge Road Friday afternoon. After investigating, Thomas arrested Bond and transported her to Meherrin River Regional Jail. She was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond.

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