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Traffic Incident - Friday, April 7, 2017

DATE:            FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS


NAPOLEONVILLE Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Vanshander Lashawn Jones, 18, of 508 Owens Street, Napoleonville, LA, on various charges resulting from a traffic incident near Labadieville, LA, on Friday morning.

A uniformed patrol deputy attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.  As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated.  The vehicle was located in an area of Labadieville at which time Jones was identified as the driver.  Deputies conducted an interview of Jones which led to a search of the vehicle.

As a result of that search, a quantity of suspected marijuana was found as well as a handgun. 

Jones was placed under arrest, transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center and booked on charges of:

            *Failure to Signal Turns

            *Illegal Carrying of Weapons in the Presence of Controlled Dangerous Substances

            *Possession of Marijuana

            *Switched License Plate

Jones remains incarcerated in the Assumption Parish Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.


For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Commander Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.


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