For Immediate Release Contact: Sgt. Matt Gard
January 11th, 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
Serious Violent Felon Arrested After a Traffic Stop
On January 10th, 2018 officers with the Lafayette Street Crimes Unit made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop it was revealed that the driver, Timothy Farris (36) did not have insurance for the vehicle. Officers located a handgun and various illegal narcotics in the vehicle during the stop. As a result of previous violent felony convictions Farris is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
As a result of the stop Farris was arrested for the following charges:
-Possession of a handgun by a serious violent felon
-Carrying a handgun without a license
-Possession of methamphetamine
-Possession of paraphernalia
-Possession of marijuana
-Resisting Law Enforcement
Farris was also cited for operating a vehicle without insurance and was issued a warning for failure to signal. Farris was transported to the Tippecanoe County Jail.
Sergeant Matt Gard
Community Outreach & Crime Prevention
The fact a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.