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Driver Arrested After Traveling 107 MPH And Illegal Possession Of Handguns
Updated September 19, 2017 2:58 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(CLAY CO.) - Monday at 10:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Trooper James Tret spotted a gold 2004 Kia Sedan traveling at 107 miles-per-hour, eastbound on Interstate 70 near the 21 mile marker.

Senior Trooper Bill Bradbury was patrolling eastbound near the 23mm, when suddenly the vehicle approached the rear of Trooper Bradbury. The vehicle was stopped and during conversation with the driver, S/Trooper Bradbury noticed the smell of what appeared to be marijuana. Further search of the vehicle yielded a loaded .45 caliber semi-auto handgun near the driver's seat and a loaded .32 caliber revolver in a duffel bag near the rear seat area. Less than one gram of suspected marijuana was found.

The driver, 26-year-old Raymone L. Melton of Terre Haute, was arrested. Melton was uncooperative and during transportation to the Clay County Jail, the handcuffed Melton attempted several times to remove his seatbelt and unlock the door of the police vehicle.

Melton was preliminarily charged with possession of handgun by a serious violent felon, possession of a handgun without a license, resisting law enforcement, and possession of marijuana.

The case was investigated by ISP S/Tpr. Bill Bradbury. Assisting were Tpr. James Tret, Master Trooper Don Farris, Trooper Ryan Winters, Clay County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit, and the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.



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