Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley found a woman he stopped late Thursday night to be in possession of six fake ID cards from 5 others states, suspected Ecstasy and a firearm, and took her into custody on five different charges, according to arrest reports.
Talley reported initiating a traffic stop on a white Hyundai Sonata at 9:39 p.m. April 7, 2022, for traveling 86 in a 75 mile per hour speed zone and traveling in the left lane and not passing another vehicle on Interstate 30 east. The car stopped near mile marker 114. When approached and asked for ID, she attempted to to use a false Florida ID card to identify herself, but the picture on it was obviously not the woman who handed it to him, then verbally gave a date of birth that didn’t match the ID card either, Talley alleged in arrest reports.
Talley said he smelled what he believed to be a marijuana odor in the car with New Jersey license plates and had the woman step out so he could conduct a probable cause search. The Cumby policeman didn’t note recovery of any marijuana, but did report finding six additional ID cards from Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and two from Colorado, in addition to a New York driver’s license with information Talley believed to correctly identify the woman as 43-year-old Latira Jackson. She was placed into custody at 10:28 p.m. Thursday. The officer completed his search, finding a handgun in the trunk of the car. The woman identified as Jackson told Talley she had falsified her identity because she is wanted by on a charge out of Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, the officer alleged in arrest reports.
She was transported to Hopkins County jail, where Talley said she denied having anything illegal on her before entering the jail. She also allegedly told the jailer she was released to for processing and dressing out that she didn’t have anything illegal on her. The jailer, however, reported finding a zip top bag containing what officials suspected to be Ecstasy in her back pocket. The substance weighed 0.72 grams, Talley noted in arrest reports.
Consequently, Jackson was booked into Hopkins County jail early Friday morning, April 8, 2022, on charges of fraudulent use or possession of identifying information (the six fake ID cards), unlawful carrying of a weapon (the 9mm pistol), prohibited substance in a correctional facility and possession of less than 1 gram of a Penalty Group 1 controlled substance (the suspected Ecstasy found in her pocket), and failure to identify by giving false information (again the fake ID cards and date of birth). No out-of-town warrant was noted in her charges Friday afternoon.
Jail reports show Jackson to also be known by the aliases Sherry Guo, Sherry Watson, Lateisha R. Jackson and Kaneca Tonya Snell, and although she was identified using a New York driver’s license with her picture on it, listed a Plano address as her current residence. The 43-year-old remained in Hopkins County jail Friday afternoon, April 8, 2022. Jackson’s bonds totaled $49,000: $20,000 each on the fraud and prohibited substance charges, at $5,000 on the possession charge, and at $2,000 each on the weapon and false ID charges, jail records reflect.
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