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June 8th – Elizabethtown traffic stops results in arrest

A traffic stop in Elizabethtown on Friday led to an arrest. According to arrest records, Elizabethtown Police conducted a traffic stop after officers observed the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. After initiating a traffic stops and safely retrieving a handgun from the glove compartment of the vehicle, the officer asked the passenger, Antonio Thomas, for identification. After initially informing the officer that he did not have identification, Thomas proceeded to give the officer 2 different names, all of which were false.

After Thomas was arrested for giving false information, he finally gave his actual name, which had several active warrants attached to it. Police also found suspected methamphetamine on Thomas, as well as a bullet that matched the previously retrieved handgun. Thomas was arrested and charged with giving false information to an officer, possession of a controlled substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomas was arrested and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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