Four arrested following traffic stop in Rochester

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At approximately 11:45 a.m., a traffic stop by Indiana State Police Trooper Jesse Reason led to four arrests.

Arrested were Anthony Brockington, 26; Jalen Davis, 26; Diarra Wright, 23; Morgan McClintock, 23, all from Anderson, according to a news release from Indiana State Police – Peru District Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Slocum.

Reason initiated a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima, on U.S 31 near Ind. 25, for an unsafe lane movement. The Nissan was driven by Brockington. While Reason was speaking to Brockington, he allegedly smelled an odor of marijuana emitting from the Nissan. Reason also noticed indicators that criminal activity might be afoot. Trooper Caleb Clark arrived to assist, stated the release.

During a subsequent search of the Nissan, officers purportedly found marijuana and two handguns. One of the handguns was reported stolen from Anderson. Further investigation revealed that Brockington was driving without a valid operator’s license.

Brockington and McClintock were arrested for possession of marijuana. Wright faces criminal charges for carrying a handgun without a license, possession of marijuana and theft of a firearm.  Davis faces charges for possession of marijuana, theft of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and carrying a handgun without a license.  All four were incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail, according to the release.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.