Lieutenant Andy Lowrie (left) and Randy Turner try to communicate to the suspect who was providing conflicting information. (Constable Bill Cunningham also pictured)
Traffic Stop Yields One Illegal Alien, LIVINGSTON, May 30, 2010 - At approximately 11 pm on May 29, 2010, Lieutenant Andy Lowrie was patrolling US-59 South when he spotted a red Dodge Neon with the license plate light out. Lowrie pulled the vehicle over and when Lowrie asked for identification things became unclear. First the man gave Lowrie and Mexican identification. Lowrie went back to his unit to see if he could do anything with an identification from Mexico, and when he returned, he found the man trying to stuff paperwork and other identification down his pants. Lowrie immediately placed the man (possibly named Cordova Hernandez DeJesus) under arrest for driving with no driver's license. The paperwork (which allegedly included a questionable social security card) he was stuffing in his pants said another name. The man was taken to the Polk County Sheriff's Office and detained. INS has been contacted and is looking into having the suspect deported. The suspects vehicle was towed by Harwood Wrecker Service and will be stored at 101 Harwood Drive in Livingston.
Constable Bill Cunningham escorts suspect to a waiting transport vehicle.
Suspect's vehicle was recovered by Jim Harwood.
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