Traffic stops leads to warrant arrest

A Cartwright man was arrested Monday afternoon after he reportedly gave a false name to avoid arrest on outstanding warrants.

A deputy with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker on Crocker Road about 1:30 p.m. The license plate also did not match the truck’s description. The driver said he had just purchased it and had not been able to get it registered.

During a search, a bag of suspected methamphetamine was found between the passenger seat and the console where the passenger who identified himself as Rick Peacock had been sitting. Peacock admitted ownership of the methamphetamine.

Peacock was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, giving a different name at that time. He admitted giving a false name because of warrants with the West Monroe Police Department. He provided his correct name of Aaron Douglas Heacock, 54.

Heacock was booked for possession of methamphetamine, resisting an officer by providing false information, and the failure to appear warrant.

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