FRIGHTENING WORDS CAUGHT ON VIDEO DURING TRAFFIC STOP; TWO ARRESTEDMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Dec 14 2018 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON COUNTY: Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were reminded of the immediate dangers of a traffic stop last Thursday when reviewing the in-car camera footage.
On December 6th, WCSO deputies stopped a vehicle on Moss Hill Road near S.R. 77. The driver, Richard Gann, 39, of Ocean Springs Mississippi, did not have a valid driver’s license and passenger, Maggan Braddock, 27, of Gulf Port, was wanted out of Mississippi on an active warrant for fraud.
As deputies searched the vehicle driven by Gann, they located a plastic container with methamphetamine inside.
The behaviors of both subjects concerned the deputies and led to an additional search of the area around the patrol vehicle, where both subjects were standing. A glass pipe and plastic bag containing methamphetamine were found in the grill of the deputy’s vehicle and a syringe cap was located under the vehicle. Also located nearby were four hypodermic needles, one of which was loaded with methamphetamine, and a broken glass pipe.
Based off the evidence found at the scene, deputies determined these items belonged to both subjects. Gann and Braddock were immediately taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Jail for booking.
During booking, detention deputies located two plastic bags containing methamphetamine residue, which were concealed in a hole in her jacket pocket.
The conclusion of the investigation resulted in deputies reviewing footage of the traffic stop, which captured Gann saying, “we forgot the gun”, at which Braddock responded with “yeah we could’ve shot them”. Three shotgun shells were found wedged in the back seat of one of the patrol vehicles.
Braddock and Gann have been charged with possession of methamphetamine, seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and seven counts of tampering with evidence. Braddock is also charged with two counts of introduction of contraband into a detention facility.
If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact us anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.