Published 12:00 am Friday, June 7, 2013
SALISBURY — A traffic stop led to a Taser shock and drug charges Wednesday for an East Spencer man.
Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, a member of the Salisbury Police Department’s street crime interdiction team stopped a vehicle with multiple passengers for a routine traffic stop in the 500 block of South Clay Street.
Police say a rear passenger got out of the vehicle and started walking away. He was later identified as Andre Tyrone Turner, 34, of Weant Street in East Spencer.
Officer Jennifer Moreau told him to stop and stay in the vehicle numerous times, but he didn’t. That’s when the officer shocked Turner with a Taser. According to police, Turner tried to leave again, and Moreau delivered a second shock before placing him under arrest.
The driver, Kevin Barbour, 36, of Clay Street in Salisbury, also started to get out of the vehicle but stopped when Moreau told him to stay inside.
When the vehicle was towed, police searched it and found drug paraphernalia and 10 grams of marijuana.
Police also had four outstanding warrants for Turner — two felony probation violations and two misdemeanor probation violations.
Turner was charged with misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. He was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $32,000 bond. Barbour was arrested and charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. He was given a $1,000 bond and taken to the Rowan County Detention Center.