Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Arturo Ugalde stopped a Toyota Camry for speeding on Interstate 30 near mile marker 120 around 1 p.m. Friday. A Forth Worth man was arrested on a felony assault warrant and an Arkansas woman was jailed for marijuana possession, according to arrest reports.
Ugalde reported smelling a marijuana odor coming from the Toyota Camry as he contacted the occupants. A records check showed a Grand Prairie warrant for the driver’s arrest. After the warrant was confirmed, 23-year-old Jaron Lakwan Hill of Fort Worth was taken into custody for family violence assault – impeding breath or circulation.
A bag of marijuana and a small metal container with more marijuana were allegedly found in the passenger’s purse during a vehicle search, and a rolled marijuana cigarette was found under her seat. Consequently, the 18-year-old Magnolia, Arkansas woman was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge.
Hill remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday; bond on the warrant was set at $5,000, according to jail reports. The passenger was released from jail Saturday, Sept. 12, on a $1,000 bond, according to jail reports.