Traffic stop nets arrest of North Carolina man
Published 12:21 pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
A man wanted for probation violation in North Carolina is in the custody of the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office after deputies discovered evidence of drugs and theft in his vehicle.
James Jackson, 24, of Greensboro, North Carolina, the driver of a Dodge Caravan, was pulled over at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday in Capron for speeding. After checking Jackson’s information, a deputy discovered the probation violation charge, as well as evidence that both the vehicle and its license plates were stolen.
The deputy ran the license plate information, which indicated the plate was stolen from Randolph County, North Carolina, and then checked the vehicle identification number, which indicated the vehicle was stolen from Greenboro. There were also four passengers in the vehicle, two of which the deputy discovered also had outstanding warrants from North Carolina and one who had a fail to appear charge out of Norfolk.
The deputy also discovered counterfeit money, digital scales appearing to contain drug residue, and various electronics in the vehicle.
The van has been secured and Jessica London, the passenger with the fail to appear charge, was transported to the Norfolk City Jail. The State of North Carolina declined to extradite the two passengers with outstanding warrants, and Jackson is in the Southampton County Jail awaiting extradition.