A Perry man allegedly lied about his identity and tried to flee from law enforcement before he was arrested for drug possession late Sunday.
Jacob Anthony Cameron, 28, of Perry was charged with third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing false identification information and interference with official acts, and he was issued a citation for driving under suspension.
The incident began shortly before midnight Sunday, when officers of the Perry Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Iowa Highway 141 near Eighth Street on a vehicle with a headlamp violation.
The officers made contact with the driver, Cameron, who allegedly “gave a false name and date of birth,” according to court records.
Cameron “eventually gave the correct identifying information,” and a record check revealed Cameron was driving under suspension.
The officers “re-approached the vehicle” in order to arrest Cameron, who “did not want to exit the vehicle, but after three directives, he opened the door.” When an officer “was about to place the defendant in handcuffs, he started running away from the car,” according to court records.
The officers were “able to stop the defendant, and he was taken to the ground” and handcuffed.
A search of Cameron’s person disclosed “multiple bags with a white, crystalline substance” and a “bag of a green, leafy substance.”
Cameron allegedly “admitted that the substances were marijuana and methamphetamine after being read his Miranda Warning,” according to court records. Field tests confirmed the drugs.
Also found were “two needles that appeared to be used due to dried blood being on the needle.”
Cameron is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 5 in Dallas County District Court.
Cameron was convicted of second-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine in March in Polk County District Court. He was convicted of first-offense possession of a controlled substance in 2014 in Kansas.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.