TAFT — A 34-year old Ford City resident riding a stolen motorcycle was arrested late last month, for drug possession and a theft that occurred back in January of this year.
Bobby Sherrell, Jr. was booked into the Kern County Jail for possession of methamphetamine and possession for sale, transportation of methamphetamine, and for possession of illicit drug paraphernalia.
He was also booked for grand theft and possession of stolen property, relating to the theft of $2,000 worth of fencing materials stolen from a residence in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Street in Taft back on January 17.
According to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, detectives suspected Sherrell of stealing the fencing after they located the stolen fencing at his home on Tyler Street. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
However, Sherrell managed to evade capture until February 25, when at around 8:30 a.m. a deputy saw a man pushing a motorcycle across Cedar Street into the alley of Tyler Street in Ford City, where he started the bike and tried to ride away. However, the deputy initiated a traffic stop near Date and Tyler Street, and identified the rider as Sherrell, who immediately was taken into custody. The location was a block and a half from his home.
During a search of Sherell’s person, deputies said they found around eight grams of suspected methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana, 11 hypodermic syringes, digital scales, and clear plastic baggies, and added the drug charges to his grand theft and stolen property charges.
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