A Steens man faces multiple charges after a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop in Columbus.
According Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Marc Miley, a deputy attempted to stop R.B. Green, 33, of Steens, on suspicion of careless driving on Fourth Street North near Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. Green refused to stop and was later caught in traffic at the intersection of Fifth Street North and 18th Avenue.
When the deputy approached the vehicle, Green began cursing the officer and rolled up his car window. The deputy called for back-up.
Deputies said Green’s right hand could not be seen. After they removed the suspect and placed him handcuffs, they observed he was wearing an empty holster. A handgun was found on the passenger-side seat of the car.
Deputies said a child, approximately 8 to 9 years old, was in the vehicle and was returned to the custody of the child’s mother.
Green faces charges of careless driving, no proof of insurance, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He is current in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center and will face a bonding hearing later today.
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