Robert L. Byrd Jr., 33, Harker Avenue, was charged Friday with driving under suspension after an officer reported seeing him driving on Pennsylvania Avenue. While the officer was handling the traffic stop, a man walked up and began shouting the officer's name and saying he was going to sue him for slander over the way a newspaper report was worded when he was recently arrested for possession of marijuana. The officer advised the man to leave the area or be arrested for obstructing official business.
While northbound on St. Clair Avenue Friday morning, an officer reported seeing a vehicle driven by Douglas Toothman, age and address not listed, who had an active indictment out of West Virginia for conspiracy to transport a controlled substance. Toothman was taken into custody and also charged with driving under suspension and illegal plates. His girlfriend, Tracey L. Keener, 30, Avondale Street, was taken into custody at Toothman's residence on her own West Virginia indictment for transporting a controlled substance.