5 Memphis Men Jailed On Multiple Charges Each, Including Marijuana and ID fraud
A Michigan pair was arrested Friday morning after a trooper found counterfeit cash and marijuana in their vehicle during an I-30 traffic stop, according to arrest reports. Five men out of Memphis, Tennessee were also arrested one week earlier for having contraband that included a stolen firearm, marijuana, a controlled substance and ID that didn’t belong to them, according to jail and sheriff’s reports.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Warrant Williamson reported stopping a white Jeep with Maryland license plates at 8:20 a.m. Aug. 26, 2022, for following too close to another vehicle east of Sulphur Springs on Interstate 30 west. William son reported detaining both the driver and passenger upon contact, “due to their movements in the vehicle at the time of the stop.” The trooper alleged smelling a strong burnt marijuana odor emitting from both Montego Marquis Braxton-Woods and Kindle Lynn-Simone Dye and from the vehicle.
During a probable cause search of the vehicle, Williamson found counterfeit currency — numerous forged $100 bills — concealed in the center console, glovebox and passenger Dye’s purse, as well as one additional fake $100 bill in Braxton-Woods pocket. Also located was large pink bag containing a small bag with less than two ounces of a green leafy substance the highway patrol believed to be marijuana, the Williamson alleged in arrest reports.
Both suspects from Detroit admitted they knew the marijuana was in the vehicle and demonstrated they were knowingly in possession of the substance, the trooper noted.. Dye and Braxton-Woods
were arrested for possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
At the time of arrest, a records check showed driver Braxton-Woods had two active warrants for his arrest, one each for concealing stolen property and forgery, Williamson noted in arrest reports. However, the issuing agencies did not confirm the warrants due to extradition limitations. The vehicle was towed and stored by American Towing. Dye and Braxton-Woods were transported to the Hopkins County jail, where they were released to jail staff without incident.
Williamson contacted a detective with Monroe Police Department, the agency that issued the forgery warrant. The detective advised the DPS trooper the warrant was a case in which Braxton-Woods was passing fictitious US currency in the Detroit, Michigan area. The detective also advised Williamson that Braxton-Woods has several cases involving this same criminal behavior.
Based on this information which identifies Braxton-Woods as an individual known for possessing and passing or attempting to pass fraudulent US currency with the intent to harm or defraud another, Williamson said he believed that Braxton-Woods and Dye possessed the forged “writings” (the counterfeit cash) with the intent to harm or defraud another. Both subjects were subsequently charged with forgery of a government document, national instrument, money or security.
Dye remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in lieu of the $11,000 bond set on the charges — $10,000 on the forgery charge and $1,000 on the marijuana charge. Braxton-Woods also was still in Hopkins County jail; his bonds, however, totaled $110,000 — $100,000 on the forgery charge and $10,000 on the marijuana charge, according to jail reports.
Cache Of Contraband
Five men out of Memphis, Tennessee were arrested on no less than four charges each one week before Dye and Braxton-Woods.
Eric Montreal Anderson, Jermaine Santrel Edwards Jr., Darius Deshun Ewing, Ricky R. Miller and Edarius Jaquez Rogers were each booked into Hopkins County jail Aug. 19, 2022, on manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1-B controlled substance, theft of a firearm, possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana and fraudulent use or possession of identifying information charges.
Anderson, 22, was also charged Aug. 19 with evading arrest or detention with a vehicle and was determined to be wanted in Shelby County, Tennessee for violation of probation on an assault charge, according to sheriff’s reports.
Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Davis obtained a warrant for Anderson’s arrest on a charge of criminal mischief resulting in $2,500 worth or more but less than $30,000 worth of damage. Davis served Anderson, who is shown in jail reports to also be known by EBG-Jizzle, with the felony warrant at 2:11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at the county jail. The offense is alleged to have occurred on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, according to arrest reports.
Anderson remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022. His bonds totaled $160,000 — $100,000 on the controlled substance charge, $20,000 on the evading arrest charge, and $10,000 each on the four other charges, according to Hopkins County jail reports.
Miller, 22, too was determined to be wanted in Shelby County, Tennessee for failure to appear on a fleeing charge, according to sheriff’s office reports. Miller remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, in lieu of the $130,000 in bonds set on the local charges — $100,000 on the controlled substance charge and $10,000 each on the three other charges.
Rogers, 19, was released from Hopkins County jail Monday, Aug. 22, 2022 after securing the $130,000 bond set on the four charges — $100,000 on the controlled substance charge and $10,000 each on the firearm, marijuana and fraud charges, according to Hopkins County jail reports.
Edwards and Ewing, both 22, like Anderson and Miller, also remained in Hopkins County jail Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, jail records reflect.
As was the case with Rogers, bonds totaled $130,000 each for Ewing and Edwards — $100,000 on the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance charge, $10,000 each on a manufacture or delivery of 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams of a Penalty Group 1-B controlled substance charge, $10,000 on a theft of a firearm, $10,000 on the possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana charge and $10,000 on the fraudulent use or possession of identifying information charge, according to jail reports.
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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.