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DECATUR — Police said a revoked Decatur driver was caught Monday evening when he had the bad timing to drive by a patrol officer who recognized him.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the officer was working another traffic stop in the 1500 block of East Prairie Avenue when he happened to look up just as the 56-year-old man’s car drove by.

“The officer could clearly see inside and knew the driver from numerous previous interactions,” Copeland said.

The officer later found the driver at home, with the car outside, and arrested him on a preliminary charge of driving with a revoked license. Several boxes of ammunition were found inside the vehicle along with prescription painkiller pills which were not prescribed to the driver. Copeland said the driver was booked on additional preliminary charges of being a felon in possession of ammunition and having illegal drugs. 

Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s office.


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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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