According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On March 3rd, 2023, at 1:25 AM, Officer Surrett was sitting stationary observing the intersection of Wilshire Road and Burton Road when he observed a silver SUV traveling east fail to stop at the posted stop making a right turn on to Wilshire Road. Officer Surrett conducted a traffic stop for further investigation and made contact with the driver, later identified as Edward Lamar Mcgregory, 47, of Rome. Officer Surrett reported, “[I] advised him who [I] was and the agency [I] worked for. [I] asked the driver if he knew why [I] had pulled him over, and he stated no. [I] advised the driver he had run the posted stop sign located at the intersection that he had just went through. Edward then stated he yielded and made the right turn. [I] advised Edward that it was a stop sign and he had to stop. [I] asked Edward for his driver’s license, and he looked around in the vehicle and then stated he did not have it. [I] then asked Edward for his name and date of birth, and he advised Edward Hamilton that his date of birth was 7-8-1974. While speaking with Edward, [I] noticed that he was very nervous. As I went back to my patrol car, [I] ran Edward Hamilton through dispatch, and they advised they were unable to locate an Edward Hamilton with the date of birth that was given. Dispatch then advised they were able to get two names with the last name of Hamilton back, but neither matched the first name that was given. [I] asked Edward if either one of the names dispatch provided me with could have been him, and he advised no. Dispatch advised me over the radio that Edward Lamar Mcgregory was linked to the vehicle owner and that he was suspended. Dispatch was able to provide a picture of Edward Mcgregory, and [I] was able to identify the current driver as the same person in the picture that dispatch provided.” Edward was then placed under arrest. While searching Edward, officers located marijuana as well as meth in his right pants pocket. Edward was transported to the Floyd County Jail, charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana, giving false information to police, driving on a suspended license, and a stop sign violation.
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