Traffic stop leads to arrest
Sunday, Jan. 25, at 9:39 a.m., Pinehurst Officer K. Norton observed a mobile home being moved from the trailer park in the 3800 block of Pheasant Drive in Pinehurst. The trailer company listed a Lumberton address.
A traffic stop was conducted in the 2500 block of MLK Jr. Drive after he observed a Hispanic male passenger not wearing a safety belt. The driver of the vehicle, Jonathan Lee Stanley, a 32 year old white male, was found to have an outstanding warrant for theft issued by Orange County Court at Law.
While waiting for warrant confirmation, the three Hispanic male passengers suddenly ran from the vehicle and into the wooded area near the West Orange Elementary School. Due to having Stanley detained for the warrant, Officer Norton did not pursue the subjects. The Orange Police Department arrived to assist Officer Norton. The three Hispanic males were not located.
Stanley was transported to the Orange County Jail without further incident.