JONESBORO, Ark. – Some change their last names several times but few change their entire name as much as one suspect did during a Wednesday traffic stop in Jonesboro.
At about 7:42 p.m., Jonesboro Police Department Investigator Pete Lochner conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado truck for failing to stop at a stop sign. The stop was at East Nettleton Avenue and Access Road, with Lochner making contact with the driver – Steven Carter, 30, and the passenger, who identified herself as Lindsey Carter, 31. “Lindsey” did not have photo ID on her.
After checking both through Jonesboro Dispatch, Lochner could not find info on Carter. He spoke with her again and asked her to provide her real name. The report says she stated her real name was Melissa Bogan, 29, and she had given a false name because she was scared she had a warrant.
Lochner again went to his car to check on the identity of “Bogan,” and learned the information was valid, but her photo did not match that of the woman he was speaking to. Once again, Lochner approached the girl a third time and the report says she said she had given the wrong name because she was scared. This time, she said her name was Lacey R. Clardy, 21, of Paragould.
Clardy was found to have an active felony bench warrant out of Greene County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested with a hold placed on her for GCSO. She also faces an obstructing governmental operations charge for twice providing a false name.