Traffic stop leads to felon arrest


On Tuesday, February 9, at 5:28 p.m. the Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a green 1996 Chevrolet pickup on Wood Lawn Street in Lewisburg after getting a call about a suspicious vehicle.

Upon contact with the driver, 35-year-old James Daniel Stratton of Russellville, and through further investigation, it was discovered that Stratton was operating the vehicle under the influence of methamphetamine.

A search of the vehicle revealed that Stratton was in possession of a Mossberg 835 Ultra Mag 12 gauge shotgun. It was later discovered that Stratton was a convicted felon in Logan County and could not legally possess a firearm.

Stratton was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs first offense and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was taken and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.

Logan County Sgt. Clint Wright was assisted on the scene by Lewisburg police chief Alan Alsup.

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