McARTHUR — A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a McArthur man.
On Friday, May 14, a deputy of the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop with a vehicle on Pretty Run Road.
The vehicle pulled into a driveway, where the driver was identified as Troy A. Jones, 26, of McArthur.
Jones reportedly had an active warrant from the Adult Parole Authority for weapons under disability. Jones allegedly “became very irate and showed behaviors commonly associated with someone under the influence of Methamphetamine,” the Sheriff’s Office reported. Jones reportedly refused to get out of the vehicle and tried to leave the driveway, spinning in the yard. The deputy opened the driver’s door to try to remove Jones, and a loaded .380cal pistol allegedly fell out of the vehicle. Deputies arrived to assist, and Jones was eventually taken into custody.
A female passenger was detained, but later released. A search warrant was executed on the residence, where illegal narcotics and paraphernalia were reportedly taken.
Jones was taken to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on the felony warrant. More charges are expected to be filed soon for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, having weapons under disability (felon in possession of a firearm) and resisting arrest. A bond hearing will be scheduled at a later date.