Izard county man facing charges after a traffic stop on Sunday

Photo from the Izard County Sheriff’s Office

A previously convicted felon in Izard County was pulled over for driving in a reckless manner Sunday in Dolph.

The man was identified as Jesse Sanders, 20 (pictured).

Upon being stopped, Sanders immediately jumped out of his vehicle as Deputy Toby Smith approached to handcuff Sanders, he jerked away and pulled a pistol out of his pants and threw it. 

Deputy Smith then cuffed Sanders and charged him with driving while intoxicated, minor in possession of alcohol, driving on a suspended driver’s license, careless driving, non-use of a seat belt, resisting arrest, and fleeing.

Chief Deputy Sheriff Charley Melton said Sanders is currently on parole and under the supervision of the Arkansas Community Corrections Department for previous felony convictions. 

Sanders is now awaiting a charge of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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