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Traffic stop leads to arrest

Monday, June 1, 2009

A traffic stop late Saturday evening led to the arrest of a rural Brazil man for various drug charges.

According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Chief Dave Archer, around 11:30 p.m., Saturday, Patrolman Jeremy Mace reported seeing a vehicle roll through a stop sign while turning onto Lambert Street from Jackson Street. When the officer turned around to perform a traffic stop, the "vehicle took off at a high rate of speed."

Mace reported the vehicle drove through two stop signs before stopping at a driveway of a home in the 500 block of Ringo Drive. Mace said he witnessed the driver climb over the front seat into the back, while a passenger in the vehicle remained seated.

Assisted by Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill and Clay County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy Benny Boes, the unidentified passenger left the vehicle without incident when asked. However, the driver, William J. Taylor, 24, refused officers request and had to be physically removed from the vehicle.

While officers were questioning the passenger, Boes reported witnessing Taylor throw a container on the ground containing more than a dozen pills of prescription medication inside. When questioned about the container, Taylor denied it was his. Officials confirmed the pills were schedule 2, 3, and 4 controlled substances.

Noticing signs of intoxication, officers asked Taylor to take a field chemical test, but he refused.

Once Taylor and the passenger were placed in custody in two separate patrol cars, officers searched and discovered the remains of a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray of Taylor's vehicle.

Officials confirmed the passenger was released from the scene, while Taylor was transported to the Clay County Justice Center. He was preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, disorderly conduct, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana under 30 grams, possession of paraphernalia.

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whats wrong with the younger generation now-a-days? put this punk in jail for a while, maybe then he will straighten up. As for the rest of these dopers, GIVE THEM THE MAXIMUM SENTENCES! my grandchild is being raised in this county, im sick of hearing about these idiots ! If they know they will get the maximum sentence maybe they will quit, or at least leave our town

-- Posted by otis66 on Mon, Jun 1, 2009, at 7:05 PM

He has "four children" according to Ashley08? Four kids and he is only 24 years old? WOW! That's pretty quick in spreading the genes. Hopefully his children won't get mixed up in drugs like their dad. Sad story-but hopefully he will get clean while in jail.

-- Posted by millertime on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 7:17 AM

Otis66---You said "younger generation". I know people in this town who are in their late 30s or older (old enough to have grandkids) that have drug problems too. These same people are the ones raising this "younger generation" to have a disrespect for society, absolute disregard for their actions, and in general, be thorns to the rest of us. This community needs to look at everyone around us, and find the root of the problem. Sorry, it's not the "younger generation." It's everyone around us, and we are all responsible for changing this. Let's stop the snowballs before the avalanche kills us all.

-- Posted by KTEAPayne on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 7:36 AM

KTEAPayne? Here here!!

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 9:50 AM

Great Job Officer Mace and Officer Hill.Some of us notice your hard work. Keep it up.

-- Posted by mdh1175 on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 10:12 AM

He is already out! Someone must have dropped the ball because the paperwork wasn't filed and they had to let him go!!

-- Posted by OHPLEASE! on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 1:01 PM

Why wasn't paperwork filed, there must be some sort of oversight protection in the police department to make sure things get done when they're supposed to be otherwise why bother to put it in the paper without the whole truth, nothing but the truth. How long do they have to file the papers, anyone know ? OhPlease, how about you, do you know the time period ?

-- Posted by Edward Kane on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 8:15 PM

WOW! Some things will never change. Its so predictable its almost funny. First...the newspaper reports what they are told of a story (usually one sided or bits and pieces of the whole story) No disrespect intended. Next...alot of people read this version and feel the need to start judging whoever the story is about, name calling, making assumptions, or just acting like they know so much about these people. Its actually kind of sad. I was raised different then that and was brought up not to judge cuz we all do things we arent proud of. My only point is that not a single person commenting on here doesnt have a past . Speaking of which.. hey ashley, you said 'his girlfriend didnt even do drugs'..Seriously?! Wow lol Well its your 'story' so tell it how you want. I just dont get it...

-- Posted by madmom01 on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 10:52 PM

Ashley, do i detect something personal? Wow! Dont think this is the place for that but if it makes u feel better..let it all out girl.

-- Posted by madmom01 on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 6:34 AM


Education. This county has a lower than average educational level. That leads to less money in the paycheck, less taxes paid, more cases of alcohol/drug abuse, drug dealing as alternate source of cash, poorer county infrastructure as more resources used to fight crime and less money to pay for roads and schools etc etc. The cycle is a spiral and so many have yet to realize it.

Only by getting youngsters educated at higher level than their parents can we hope to ever slow this down. The law enforcement people do a great job but they cannot prevent it.

Improving our education in this county is the way. Getting more kids into college and even putting off marriage and kids a while longer so they can better afford that lifestyle so people aren't grandparents in their 30's.

We need to think progressively about the future instead of constantly putting out fires today. Just like the water pipes however...the community squandered its past wealth and didn't protect its investment. The biggest investment to a community is its people. Education is how to invest in them. Clay County doesn't put this as a priority. This is the result.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 8:15 AM

I thought it was 72 hours, but he was out in about 48, I believe.

-- Posted by OHPLEASE! on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:20 AM

I dont know this kid...but I dont think its fair to be putting this on the "younger generation" either. I just recently got out of Brazil..thank heaven. There is a lot of problems in that town most of it having to do with drugs...and im sorry but how many people were just on the front page of the paper not too long ago in a drug bust...not too many of those were youngsters...but they do happen to be the ones raising this "younger generation".

-- Posted by Alisheau on Fri, Jun 5, 2009, at 6:55 PM

Not only that...but my brother and I were raised by "these kind of people" and neither of us are sitting in a jail cell..or have ever done anything to be put there.

-- Posted by Alisheau on Fri, Jun 5, 2009, at 7:16 PM

Personally, I feel him and his family are trouble for Clay County. But, maybe he will learn something from his actions ? Guess we will all have to wait and see if he continues to be a repeat offender.

-- Posted by HarleyDav15 on Sat, Jun 6, 2009, at 11:16 AM

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