Marcus Dion Littlejohn, 26, 116 Littlejohn Drive, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with trespassing after notice, resisting arrest and possession of crack cocaine.
Littlejohn was arrested Tuesday morning when public safety officers patrolling the Chambertown area spotted him walking from an apartment on West Henrietta Street. One of the officers recognized Littlejohn who’d been issued a trespassing notice barring him from all Union Housing Authority property.
The officers watched as Littlejohn got into a car with two other men, then approached the vehicle to question him about his being on the property in violation of the notice. Littlejohn told the officers that he was there because he had to find a ride. The officers asked Littlejohn to step out of the car as he was under arrest for trespassing.
Littlejohn got out of the car and the officers began to search him, asking him if he was carrying any weapons. He jerked away from the officers and began swinging his arms and fists as he attempted to flee. Littlejohn struck both officers and fled on foot with one of the officers in pursuit. The officer caught up to LIttlejohn on Hillside Drive and took him into custody.
The other officer called for assistance and watched the other two men in the car. One of the men got out and ran away toward Pinckney Street. The driver of the vehicle was briefly detained but released.
Additional officers arrived on scene and a search of Littlejohn turned up a pill bottle that contained what appeared to be crack cocaine. Littlejohn was transported to the Union County Jail where he was held until being released on bond Wednesday afternoon.
Resisting arrest to the point where the police have to use a Tazer is not a good idea as an Arizona man found out Monday afternoon.
A deputy patrolling Bird Street shortly after 4 p.m. spotted Daryl Eugene Young, 35, 85022 North Nevada St., Chandler, Ariz., driving an older model green car. The sheriff's office had an outstanding family court bench warrant for Young's arrest, so the deputy turned on his blue light and stopped Young. He approached the car and informed Young that he was under arrest.
The deputy reported that Young then became irate and jerked away as he attempted to handcuff him. He managed to remove Young from the car but the resistance continued. By that time another deputy had arrived to assist in the arrest. The resistance continued and the second deputy was forced to "deploy" his Tazer.
The resistance ceased and Young was handcuffed and transported to the jail where he was booked on both the outstanding arrest warrant and the charged of resisting arrest. Young was still being held at the jail as of this morning.
To avoid being pulled over by the police, it's a good idea to make sure your car's headlights are in good working order, especially if there might be marijuana in the vehicle.
James Allen Arthur Jr., 18, 1421 Neal Shoals Road, Union, and Drew Thomas Manibusan, 22, 129 Heathwood Road, Union, are both charged by the sheriff's office with simple possession of marijuana with Arthur also charged with improper headlights.
The two were arrested shortly after a sheriff's deputy initiated a traffic stop of their vehicle in parking lot of Heart's Family Restaurant. The deputy reported noticing that the red 1994 Chevy Camaro had a defective headlight. He stated that as he approached the driver's side window he smelled the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Allen was asked to step out of the vehicle, frisked and then asked to allow the deupty to search his car. He gave his consent and the deputy asked Manibusan to step out the car and frisked him as well. A search of the vehicle turned up "two roach-sized cigarettes" containing a "green plant-like material" the deputy believed was marijuana. The cigarettes were in a Mountain Dew can in the center console between the two seats.
Neither Allen nor Manibusan claimed ownership of the marijuana but this didn't prevent them from being placed under arrest and taken to jail where they remained until being released on bond on Tuesday.
Causing A Scene
Two teenagers found out that the Union County Fair is no place to act out in public unless you think your mother enjoys coming to pick you up from the sheriff's office after you've been arrested.
The boys, one 15 and the other 16, were arrested Saturday night and charged with disorderly conduct in two separate incidents that merged into one.
A deputy working security at the fair observed a white male cursing loudly at another male. The two separated but the first male continued cursing loudly and causing a scene as he walked away. The deputy escored the teen from the grounds and told him to leave for the night.
At the same time, public safety officer was escorting another white male from the grounds after the teen had almost caused a fight. Both teens ignored several requests from the deputy and the public safety officer that they leave the fairgrounds. Instead, they continued to curse loudly while standing approximately 20 feet from the gate where people were entering the fair.
The two were arrested and, since they were under 17 years of age, transported to the sheriff's office where they were held until they could be released into the custody of their mothers.
Katherine Dianne Dawkins, 51, 137 Polly Lane, Union, charged Monday with meter tampering.
Shakeeta Rachell Shaw, 23, 238 Suber Lane, Union, charged Monday with fraudulent check.
Edwin Matthew House, 37, 280 Lockhart Drive, Union, charged Monday with disorderly conduct.