On Monday, March 16 at about 10:20pm, a gray Ford Escort was stopped by Ptl. D. D. Griffith after the officer discovered the registration on the car was improper. After the stop, the driver could not provide any registration or insurance on the car. Acting extremely nervous, the officer asked the driver to step from the car. When he did, a small pistol was discovered under the driver’s seat by Ptl. Griffith. After being taken in to custody, four Clonazepam pills were found in the driver’s pants pocket.
The driver, William E. Bowen IV (29 yoa from Rand) was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Carrying a Concealed Dangerous & Deadly Weapon w/o a Permit, Improper Registration, and No Insurance. He was processed and eventually lodged in the South Central Regional Jail on a $7,500 bond.
These are allegations only. All people are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.