Clinton Public Safety Officer Thomas Scott Peay reports he was on routine patrol on West Carolina Avenue just before 11 Tuesday night when he observed a Suzuki SUV driving east with the driver not wearing his seat belt. The officer conducted a traffic stop on South Woodrow. During the stop, the subject was reportedly acting nervously. A hypodermic needle was reportedly discovered during a pat-down. The subject reportedly resisted arrest, striking at the arresting officer. An incident report indicates Officer Peay was able to shove the subject backwards into the rear seat of his patrol car, and drew his firearm on the subject. Sgt. Casey Jones then arrived and helped place the subject under arrest.
Yesterday, 27-year-old John Chance Fuller of 4635 Hopewell Church Road, Kinards was served with warrants charging him with Assault on a Police Officer while Resisting Arrest, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, and with Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
Warrants state that Chance Fuller was in possession of between one and ten grams of damp white translucent coffee filters soaked with a white powder substance believed to be methamphetamine. He is also accused of possessing green oval-shaped pills marked ”902” believed to be Alprazolam, a schedule IV controlled substance.
He was also charged with numerous traffic offenses in tickets issued as of 10:58 Tuesday night. In addition to a Seat Belt Violation, which was the initial reason for the traffic stop, Fuller was also charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Interference with Police and with Driving Under Suspension of his license.
John Chance Fuller was being held in the Laurens County Detention Center with bonds totaling over $30,000 on the various charges.