Thursday, December 12, 2019

Stilwell Man Gives False Name to Deputy

A man who allegedly impersonated another was arrested Nov. 26. He is facing a felony charge for that incident, as well as for misdemeanor possession.

Anthony Wayne Elmore, 28, of Stilwell was charged with falsely impersonating another to create liability, a crime punishable by a fine of $10,000 and 10 years in prison.

According to a police report, a Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling in the county when he saw a white four-door car driving south on Highway 59. The vehicle made a right turn onto Quail Ridge Road, then made another right turn onto Robin Lane. 

The vehicle came to a stop at the intersection, then turned left. The driver of the car failed to signal within 100 feet of turning and did not apply the left-turn indicator when he turned, the report shows. The officer then initiated a traffic stop.

The deputy made contact with the driver, who said his name was Brandon Stane. There were two passengers in the vehicle as well.

While speaking with Stane the deputy noticed that he was breathing heavily, was stuttering and appeared extremely nervous.

When the deputy entered Stane’s information into his computer, he learned that Brandon Stane had a valid driver’s license that indicated his eyes were green. The deputy had noticed that “Stane” had bright blue eyes.

When asked what color his eyes were, “Stane” stated “blue,” at which point he was placed in handcuffs.

“Stane” finally admitted that his name was Anthony Elmore and said he gave the false information because he thought he had a warrant out of Stilwell.

Records checks revealed that all three people in the vehicle had previous narcotics charges. 

The deputy received consent to search the vehicle and found a bottle of Equate Headache Relief. Inside the bottle were oval-shaped white pills and pink oval-shaped pills. The white pills were consistent with the medication originally in the bottle.

The pink pills were marked “3605 V” and did not appear to belong in the bottle. The deputy checked the pills using a pill identifier and determined that they were 325 mg Hydrocodone, a Schedule 2 narcotic.

A woman in the vehicle was arrested for possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She and Elmore were both taken to the Sequoyah County Jail. The second passenger in the vehicle was released without charges.

The suspected Hydrocodone was sent to the state Crime Lab for further testing.

Elmore’s bond was set at $14,000.

The misdemeanor possession charge is punishable by imprisonment for up to a year and a fine of up to $1,000.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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