Valdosta Police officers arrested a man they've wanted on outstanding warrants last Thursday, and added numerous charges after he struck an officer as they questioned him at a traffic stop.
Ricky Bernard Barron, Jr. had his child in the vehicle when he was taken into custody.
The following is the Official Valdosta Police report of the incident:
On June 2, 2011, Valdosta Police Department narcotics detectives observed Ricky Bernard Barron, 34 year old Valdosta resident, driving a vehicle in the city limits.
Detectives were aware that Barron had outstanding arrest warrants for Trafficking Cocaine, Tampering With Evidence, Obstruction, and Reckless Driving.
A traffic stop of Barron was initiated near the intersection of West Street and Gordon Street. Barron struck a police vehicle with his vehicle but was detained after a brief struggle with officers.
In addition to the outstanding arrest warrants, Barron was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Tampering with Evidence, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Obstruction and Reckless Conduct.
Barron had his 4 year old child in his vehicle at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported during this incident.
Barron is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail.
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