Sneads traffic stop leads to four arrests

A traffic stop in Sneads led to a brief pursuit, and an altercation with the driver.

According to a press release issued by the Sneads Police Department on Tuesday, December 7, an officer with the department attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Highway 90 and Ham Pond Lane in Sneads on Sunday, December 5.

When the officer activated their emergency lights and sirens, the driver continued to travel south on Ham Pond Road, ignoring the officer behind him.

The press release states that the Sneads officer had to take proactive measures to bring the vehicle to a stop, and once stopped, the driver – Demetrius Green – engaged in a brief altercation with the officer before being placed under arrest.

The statement from the department adds that as the traffic stop continued, a crowd of people who were not involved in the case began to accumulate, and individuals who were not involved in the traffic stop, arrived and began causing a disturbance.

During this disturbance, the police department states that one of the individuals, named Joana Burns,  pushed a police officer backwards, resulting in her being placed under arrest as well.

As the officer attempted to detain Burns, another individual – Zavion Kelly – attempted to pull Burns

away from the officer and snatched the officer’s hand off of Burns.

As a result, Kelly was also placed under arrest.

The police report states that while the officer was attempting to complete the traffic stop, another individual, named Alesha Green became belligerent and displayed blatant disregard to the orders from the officers commanding her to step away from the vehicle, resulting in her being placed under arrest.

After developing probable cause to conduct a search of the original vehicle, officers located three small bags of marijuana, weighing 24.45 grams, 17.88 grams, and 8.83 grams; three bags of methamphetamine, weighing 14.90 grams, 13.45 grams, and 2.05 grams; a baggie containing 0.95 grams of cocaine; 62 small plastic bags, and a black digital scale.

The individuals arrested during this event were: 

Demetrius Green, age 41: charged with failure to stop for law enforcement, driving with a suspended license (with knowledge), resisting arrest without violence, possession of marijuana over 20 grams, trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Alesha Green, age 40: charged with resisting an officer without violence.

Joana Burns, age 18: charged with resisting an officer without violence.

Zavion Kelly, age 22: charged with resisting an officer without violence.

Ashley Hunter –


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