Man accused of evading arrest, bringing drugs into jail

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JACKSON, Tenn. — A man was in city court Monday on numerous charges that all stemmed from an early Saturday traffic stop. Darwin Reid was arraigned on gun and drug charges as well as for allegedly bringing contraband into the jail after police say he fled on foot after a traffic stop on North Highland Avenue. Officers were in the area around 4:40 a.m. searching for burglary suspects when they saw a blue Volkswagen driving slowly through the area, according to an affidavit. Police say when they pulled the car over, the passenger, later identified as Reid, got out and started walking away. Officers say they saw a gun in his waistband. Reid then ran away but was eventually taken into custody, according to the affidavit. Officers searched Reid and recovered $675 cash and about 1.3 grams of cocaine, the document states. Later, as Reid was being booked into jail, officers found 11 grams of cocaine, 11 hydrocodone pills and 8.9 grams of marijuana hidden on Reid, according to the affidavit. Reid is charged with evading arrest, possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony, felon in possession of a firearm, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility as well as drug counts with intent. Reid is being held in lieu of a $40,000 bond.

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