Two Arrested After Traffic Stop

(BEDFORD) – Two people were arrested early this morning after a Bedford Police officer stopped the vehicle they were in for an equipment violation.

When the one vehicle stopped a second vehicle also pulled over in front of a home in the 600 block of R Street. The second vehicle was being driven by Shelbi Smith.

Smith was issued a summons to appear in court for driving with a suspended driver’s license and released from the scene.

A female passenger, who at first gave police a fake name, was also arrested after they learned who she was and how she was wanted on a warrant.

Rachel Hood

Police arrested 32-year-old Rachel Hood, of 621 R St., on a wanted on a warrant for failure to appear and a charge of identity deception. She was transported to the Lawrence County Jail.

Kristopher Corts

In the vehicle stopped for the equipment violation, officers spoke to the driver identified as 44-year-old Kristopher Corts, of Bloomington.

“Officers determined that Corts was wanted on a warrant in Monroe County,” said Chief Terry Moore. “Officers also located a substance in his pocket that tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers then searched his vehicle and located drug paraphernalia and several controlled substance medications that Corts did not have a prescription for.”

Corts was arrested on charges of possession of meth, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while a driver’s license suspended with a prior conviction, and dumping controlled substance waste.