Wrong turn lands man in jail | Crime
A traffic stop in Jonesboro ended Wednesday with a Batesville man in jail after police reported finding more than a dozen suspected stolen checkbooks and IDs.
Darrell Tate, 34, was stopped for making an improper turn at the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Main Street, according to Officer David McDaniel.
A check of Tate’s driver’s license reportedly revealed he was driving on a suspended license for DWI. Tate was arrested and searched. Officer McDaniel said during the search he found an empty “green zipper pouch and digital scale” in Tate’s pocket. He said the scale had “a white powdery residue on it.”
A search of Tate’s car also turned up two syringe needles with “a very small amount of residue liquid” inside that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the report.
Officer McDaniel said that he and two other officers also found checkbooks, state identification cards and debit/credit cards belonging to 13 Independence County residents. Investigators there said the items were part of “active investigations” in their county.
Tate was taken to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license for DWI. He was also charged with felony possession of drug paraphernalia. Tate was also placed on hold for Independence County.
Photo provided by Craighead County Sheriff's Office.