On Monday, September 5, 2016, Bainbridge Public Safety made a traffic stop that led to the arrest of Stephen Maxwell and Ashlee Brooks for counterfeit money.
According to the incident report, PSO Larry Jackson observed that the tag light on a Ford Ranger was not working, so he and PSO Myers attempted a traffic stop in the parking lot of a West Street business.
After making contact with the driver, Ashlee Brooks, Myers asked her to step out of the vehicle. According to the report she was acting very jittery. Myers asked the passenger, Stephen Maxwell to step out of the vehicle also.
Myers asked Maxwell for permission to search his pockets, and found a Xanax pill in a plastic cigarette carton wrapper. Maxwell stated he had a prescription, but did not have proof on hand.
While Myers searched the vehicle, he found three $100 dollar bills with the same serial numbers in Brooks purse. Brooks stated that while being pulled over Maxwell handed them to her and told her “to do something with them”.
Upon recommendation by Investigator Chip Nix, Myers charged both suspects with Forgery in the first degree. Both Brooks and Maxwell were arrested and transported to Decatur County Jail.
Written By: Briana Mills