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Traffic stop leads to arrest of fugitive
posted March 24, 2009
MERRIWETHER – A Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol
Sunday afternoon spotted a driver disregarding a stop sign at the
intersection of St. Anthony and Miller Streets and initiated a normal
traffic stop. After the driver pulled over a check of records found
Johnny Jude Gorman, 22, was wanted in Catoosa County, Georgia for a
felony forgery charge with extradition.
After the fugitive warrant was confirmed Gorman was taken into custody
and booked into the Edgefield County Detention Center and was picked up
by Catoosa County authorities on Monday.
Over the past week traffic stops accounted for several other arrests.
Johnston Police Officers arrested four individuals in the last week
after three traffic violations.
Alexander King, 21, of Kingston, Tennessee, and Aron Padgett, 19, of
Johnston, were arrested for possession of marijuana after a consented
search found what police believed to be marijuana in the car.
Angelberto Costillo, 25, was arrested after running a stop sign on
Aiken Avenue and almost colliding with a Johnston Police cruiser. The
officer stopped Costillo and found he had no drivers license and placed
him under arrest. According to incident reports, Costillo said he did
not see anyone coming so he did not bother to stop at the stop sign.
The vehicle was turned over to the owner and was not impounded by
Scott A. Howard, 24, Trenton, was charged with possession of marijuana
after being stopped for speeding on a motorcycle on Highway 121 near
Sunset Drive and presented the officer with what is believed to be
marijuana in a baggie from his pocket.
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