A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of two men on drug related charges.
A traffic stop by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy Wednesday afternoon resulted in the arrest of two men on drug related charges.
Deshawn Rogers, 25, and Christopher Rogers, 22, were taken into custody after Deputy Courtney Kelly stopped the car they were in for swerving on the roadway.
During a court hearing Thursday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Kelly saw the green Ford Crown Victoria near 16th Avenue and Cypress Street.
When Kelly activated his blue lights, the car pulled into the back yard of a house on West 17th Avenue and a man, later identified as Deshawn Rogers, jumped out and ran, Kizer said.
Kelly reported that Deshawn Rogers had what appeared to be a gun in one hand and an object in the other hand.
Kizer said Christopher Rogers, who was driving the car, was arrested and deputies found a set of digital scales in the glove box of the vehicle.
Deshawn Rogers was arrested after he attempted to jump over a fence and fell, and deputies found a .40-caliber Glock handgun and a bag in the area where Rogers ran. Tri-County Drug Task Force Sgt. Yohance Brunson reported that the contents of the bag field tested positive for marijuana and weighed 28 grams.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge Deshawn Rogers with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and fleeing on foot.
The judge said probable cause existed to charge Christopher Rogers with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Kizer said Christopher Rogers is currently on probation on two drug related charges and Deshawn Rogers had a prior felony conviction.
Kearney set a $25,000 bond for both men, who each said they would hire their own attorney.