2018-05-16 / Public Safety



On Monday, May 7, 2018, Officer Timothy Shaw observed a green Windstar Van stopped in the middle of the road on Taylor Street.

As Officer Shaw approached the vehicle in his patrol unit, he noticed a black male later identified as Cedric Bryant standing next to the van with his hand in the window.

As Shaw initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle pulled off and pulled into the driveway of an abandoned house near Fudge Lane.

The driver exited the vehicle and ran behind the house into the woods. Officer Shaw did not pursue the subject later identified as Latrez Morgan. The officer called for assistance to search for Morgan. Officers were unable to locate the subject.

As Officer Shaw began to search the vehicle, there was a brown wallet in the driver’s seat with a license and social security card of Latrez Morgan. The officers also located a few buds of marijuana in a dollar bill and a medicine container containing two rocks of suspected crack cocaine. The medicine container also had a razor blade in it with a white powdery substance on it.

Officer Shaw spoke with Bryant who stated he thought that the person in the vehicle was his aunt and did not know the subject. Shaw made contact with the vehicle owner, Latonya Williams who was hesitant to say who was the driver.

The vehicle was towed by Hall’s Towing, and the case is pending warrants.




On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Officer Timothy Shaw was patrolling Fourth Street and observed a white Ford Explorer that did not have a tag on the rear of the vehicle.

Officer Shaw conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver who was identified as Lamaris Bush of 301 East Dancer Street.

Officer Shaw ran the information through dispatch and was notified that Bush’s license was not valid. He was placed under arrest for driving without a valid license, no insurance and no valid tag.

Officer Shaw transported Bush to the Miller County Jail where he was booked on the above charges.

The vehicle was towed by Watson’s Towing.

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