JONESBORO, Ark. – A man who was reportedly having a hard time with driving was also having a hard time with authorities – in the form of having over 26 outstanding warrants.
At about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, Jonesboro Police Officer Tanner Middlecoff was watching traffic on Highland Drive at Red Wolf Boulevard. He noticed the eastbound traffic lane wasn’t moving, so he pulled his patrol car closer to the area where traffic wasn’t flowing to learn why.
He noticed a light blue Mercury Grand Marquis stopped in the southbound inner lane on Red Wolf Boulevard, preventing traffic from flowing from Highland. It appeared to the officer the driver had chose to enter the intersection, even though southbound traffic was backed up. The officer began the traffic stop, making contact with Terrence M. Huff, 26, of Jonesboro.
When the officer ran his information through dispatch, it was learned he had not only had his driver’s license suspended, but he had 26 warrants out of the City of Jonesboro. In addition, he was found to have warrants out of other jurisdictions. Huff was immediately taken into custody, with his vehicle being turned over to a licensed driver in the passenger seat, the report says.
Huff was transported to Craighead County Detention Center, where he was searched. He complained he didn’t want to remove his work boots because they might stink but the officer located marijuana inside of his socks.
The suspect was cited for his warrants, driving on a suspended license, impeding traffic and possession of marijuana.