Deputy assists stalled motorist wanted on outstanding warrant
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 17, 2013 | 1696 views | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Nell Avenue resident was arrested on a warrant after her car reportedly broke down and an officer stopped to help.

Raven Scott, 33, was also charged with possession of marijuana after deputy Sam Long located the alleged drug inside her car after the initial arrest.

According to Long’s report, Scott’s car broke down on 20th Street. He helped her get it out of the roadway and then asked for her identification.

After learning she was wanted for failure to appear in court and also finding out her driver’s license was revoked, Long placed her under arrest.

As he was taking a vehicle inventory, Long found a small bag containing suspected marijuana.

Scott was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on a narcotics violation as well as the outstanding warrant.

n Long also arrested another person for possession of marijuana and traffic charges after learning he had no driver’s license.

Juan Giraldo, 21, was driving east on Inman Street and his car displayed no visible license tag.

After a traffic stop, Long found Giraldo’s license had been suspended. After a consent to search was obtained, Long found a small bag of suspected marijuana inside the console and another bag of suspected marijuana on Aaron McCrosky’s person. McCroskey, 26, was a passenger in the car at the time of the traffic stop, according to Long.

Giraldo and McCrosky were taken into custody and booked at the Bradley County Jail on the charges.

n Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley and Polk counties beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.