TRAFFIC STOP – TRAFFIC, DRUG, GUN LAW VIOLATIONS
EUGENE T. NELSON, JR., VERNER JEROME BRADFORD
NAPOLEONVILLE – Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports the arrest of Eugene T. Nelson, Jr., 27, of 113 Grant Loop, Paincourtville, LA and the issuance of arrest warrants for Verner Jerome Bradford, 24, of 6301 Highway 308, Belle Rose, LA, on charges resulting from a Saturday traffic stop in Napoleonville.
Deputies observed a vehicle on LA 1 commit a traffic violation and attempted to stop the violator. The suspect vehicle continued on until at some point striking a highway sign.
As the vehicle stopped, the driver, now identified as Verner Jerome Bradford, fled on foot.
Deputies detained the passenger identified as Eugene T. Nelson, Jr. and conducted a protective pat down search. During that process, deputies seized a quantity of MDMA. Eugene T. Nelson Jr. was placed under arrest and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on a charge of:
*Possession of MDMA (Ecstasy)
Eugene T. Nelson, Jr. was incarcerated pending a bond hearing.
Deputies have secured warrants of arrest charging Verner Jerome Bradford with:
*Possession of Marijuana
*Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm
*Illegal Carrying of Weapons
*Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle
*Simple Criminal Damage to Property
*Resisting an Officer
During a search of Bradford’s vehicle, a quantity of marijuana and a stolen firearm was seized.
Deputies are seeking to arrest Verner Jerome Bradford.
For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.