By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
An Eastaboga man was arrested on two charges last Friday following a routine traffic stop.
On February 26, Cpl. Mike Rudd conducted a traffic stop for speeding. He proceeded to make contact with the driver, who gave the deputy a false name.
It was soon discovered that the driver’s real name was Shannon Douglas Rudd. Sheriff Michael Howell reported that Cpl. Rudd learned that the driver had a warrant on him for probation violation in Oxford.
Rudd, 34 years old of Eastaboga, was then arrested in relation to that incident and was charged with using a false identity to obstruct justice.
Additionally, upon searching his vehicle, Cpl. Rudd found small remains of joints, referred to as roaches, which contain marijuana. Because of this, Rudd was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
His total bond for both charges was set at $7,000. As of press time he remained in custody at the Coosa County Jail awaiting trial.