Traffic stop ends with arrest of "nervous" suspect | Crime
A man who reportedly tried to resist arrest was no match for the Pocahontas Police Department.
According to Chief Cecil Tackett, on Friday officers stopped Bryan Keith Mangrum, 46, for a traffic violation.
During the stop Mangrum seemed “very nervous,” Chief Tackett reported. Due to Mangrum’s actions and his being out on bond for a previous drug arrest, a K-9 unit was dispatched to the scene.
After getting Mangrum out of his vehicle, the officers reportedly located a plastic baggie in his hand. Chief Tackett said “a struggle ensued” when the officers tried to get the bag.
The officers reportedly wrestled Mangrum to the ground and handcuffed him, then retrieved the plastic bag. Inside they found methamphetamine, according to the chief.
Mangrum was taken to the Randolph County Jail. On Monday he made his first appearance in court where he was charged with:
- Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine)-Class D felony
- Two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia—Class D felony
- Tampering with physical evidence—Class D felony
- Resisting arrest—Class A misdemeanor
- Criminal mischief-1st degree—Class A misdemeanor
- Careless and prohibited driving
Mangrum’s bond was set at $25,000.