By Fran Hunt
Special to Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Greenville man was arrested by Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office deputies last week and slapped with possession charges and resisting arrest after knocking down the deputy attempting to place him under arrest.
On Saturday, February 27 at about 12:57 p.m., Cpl Toby Ward, Daniel Williams and Logan Wilcox stopped a white Chevrolet car for loud music on First Street near the Care Charter School.
Ward identified the driver and Wilcox approached the passenger side of the vehicle and begin started talking with the front passenger, who he later identified as Terrance R. Mutch, 22, of Greenville. While speaking with Mutch, Wilcox noticed that he was moving around as if he was trying to hide something. He also noticed that Mutch had some cash and a clear plastic bag partly showing out of his right front pants pocket.
Wilcox could see a white powder substance inside the clear bag, which he thought to be cocaine. The deputy asked Mutch to step out of the vehicle. He patted Mutch down and located in his right front pocket a plastic bag with three individual smaller bags of powder cocaine inside and $46 in cash.
Wilcox located in Mutch’s rear pocket an orange pill bottle with a clear plastic bag containing nine cocaine rocks. He informed Mutch that he was under arrest and went to place him into handcuffs.
Mutch turned around, knocked Wilcox to the ground and fled on foot into the nearby woods. Williams, Ward and Wilcox chased Mutch. Wilcox later caught up to Mutch and he was given several commands to stop running. Mutch refused to stop and continued to resist arrest so Wilcox tased him.
Mutch fell to the ground and Williams placed him into handcuffs. After placing Mutch into Ward’s patrol car, Wilcox asked the driver if he could search his vehicle for drugs. He told Wilcox that he could. The deputy located a five-dollar bill with marijuana inside and a plastic bag of marijuana lying on the rear passenger, driver’s side floorboard.
The driver and both rear passengers told Wilcox that the marijuana belonged to Mutch. They stated that it fell onto the floorboard as he was trying to hide it from law enforcement officers.
All the drugs were field tested with positive results. The drugs and money were taken as evidence. The marijuana weighed about six grams, the powder cocaine weighed about four grams and the nine cocaine rocks weighed about four grams. Mutch was transported to the Jefferson County Jail by Ward and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell; resisting arrest with violence; and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. A total bond of $5,500 was set and he bonded out of jail the same day.
Greenville Man Arrested In Jefferson County
By Fran Hunt