A traffic stop by the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of a Riviera Beach, Florida man on eight charges on Monday, May 11.

Jimmy Lewis Edwards, II, 29, was charged with speeding nine miles per hour over the limit, possession of marijuana, trafficking in marijuana eight ounces to less than five pounds enhancement and drug paraphernalia buy and or possession.

He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, possessing license when privileges are revoked, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license and tampering with physical evidence.

The traffic stop was conducted on Nashville Road and Peden Mill Road at about one a.m.

The arrest citation said items found during a search of the vehicle included a green leafy substance, a scale, four suspected meth pipes containing a white crystal substance and almost $1,850. It said Edwards was also in possession of suspected marijuana when first contacted by deputy sheriff Quintin Wright.

The citation said a large sum of money was also later found lying on the side of the road at the location of the traffic stop.

Wright made the arrest on the eight charges and also arrested Edwards on a warrant for failure to appear issued in Hardin County District Court.

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin man was arrested on nine charges after allegedly driving through Franklin at almost 100 miles per hour early on the morning of Wednesday, May 6.

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office charged Gilbert Montalvo Santana, 21, with wanton endangerment, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, speeding, reckless driving and no other state registration receipt.

He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, third-degree criminal mischief, possession of open alcohol beverage container in motor vehicle prohibited and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

The arrest citation said a vehicle was stopped for expired registration at the Red Roof Inn on Scottsville Road. The driver exited the vehicle at which time Santana allegedly moved from a passenger seat into the driver’s seat and left the scene traveling toward Franklin.

The citation said Franklin Police clocked the vehicle allegedly traveling 98 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone.

Sheriff’s office and police units were not able to catch up with the vehicle, a 2018 Nissan Maxima, until it ran through a chain on Cemetery Street.

The citation said Santana and a back seat passenger, a Milwaukee woman, both exited the vehicle and fled on foot. They were taken into custody moments later.

Deputy sheriff Quintin Wright made the arrests at about 2:30 a.m.

The woman who also fled was charged with a misdemeanor charge of second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

The citation does not list if any charges were placed against the woman driving the vehicle.

The Kentucky State Police is asking for the public’s assistance locating a stolen vehicle taken during the early morning hours of Thursday, May 7.

State Police received a report that a 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty Diesel 4 X 4 Crew Cab pickup truck with F X 4 Off-Road and Lariat trim packages was stolen from the front parking lot of BG Tire at 1046 Lovers Lane in Bowling Green.

The Ford pickup truck is gray in color with a dark gray trim strip bordering the undercarriage. The truck is equipped with Thunderer MT all-terrain tires, a Bobcat front vanity license plate, and has damage to the rear passenger side fender flare and driver side “A” pillar grab handle trim.

If you have information about this crime or know the whereabouts of this truck, call Kentucky State Police Post 3 in Bowling Green at 270-782-2010.

The South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force arrested a Cross Plains, Tennessee man on a drug trafficking charge after a search of a motel room in Franklin.

William Scott Pitt, 53, was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance — methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A news release from the drug task force says information from an investigation after methamphetamine was allegedly located during a traffic stop on Monday, May 4 at about 10:30 p.m. led to a search warrant issued for the motel room.

The release says Pitt was allegedly in the room and allegedly had in his possession a bag of methamphetamine along with numerous drug paraphernalia items.

Pitt was lodged in the Simpson County Jail.

The release says the investigation continues and more arrests will follow. The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police assisted in the investigation.

Franklin Police arrested a Portland, Tennessee woman on three charges including third degree assault involving a police or probation officer.

Sharon Hoppes, 44, was also charged with reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs aggravating circumstance fourth or more offense.

The arrest citation said arresting officer Clayton Montgomery attempted to stop a pick up truck driven by Ms. Hoppes on Nashville Road just before midnight on Sunday, May 3 after allegedly observing the vehicle drive up on to a sidewalk and then back on the roadway.

The citation said she allegedly kept driving and waving her arms out of the window before stopping at the state line.

The citation also said after being arrested Ms. Hoppes was taken to the Medical Center at Franklin for medical reasons where she allegedly became physically aggressive and kicked a police officer.

The South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force arrested a man and woman on multiple drug related charges after responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle at Walmart on Thursday, April 30.

Clifton Lewis, 33, city of residence not available, and Delana Lee Zais, 33, of Bowling Green, were each charged with possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia buy and or possession and possession of marijuana.

Ms. Zais was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and third degree possession of a controlled substance — drug unspecified.

The arrest citations said a needle, two bags with a clear crystal like substance, suspected marijuana and scales were allegedly inside the vehicle.

The citations said after making contact with the car’s passenger Ms. Zais, who was still inside the vehicle, she allegedly placed a bag and container between herself and the center console.

The citations also said allegedly inside the bag and container was a clear crystal like substance, Xanax, needles, a cotton swab and a mirror with residue.

The arrests were made at about 5:30 p.m.

A traffic stop on I-65 in Simpson County was followed by the arrest of a Westmoreland, Tennessee man on six charges on Monday, April 27.

Joshua Adam Brewster, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled substance — cocaine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia buy and or possession.

He was also charged with no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance or security and operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license.

The arrest citation said Brewster allegedly had a substance identified as cocaine in his possession. It also said a marijuana roach and rolling papers were allegedly found in the vehicle driven by Brewster.

A South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force agent made the traffic stop and arrest.

A six year-old Franklin girl was injured when she was struck by a utility trailer on Clark Street on Thursday, May 7.

She was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin.

The collision report said the girl was sitting in the trailer prior to it being pulled into a driveway by a sports utility vehicle where the accident occurred.

Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Harper investigated the accident that happened at about 6:45 p.m.

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