A Bay Point man was arrested today on a traffic stop. A check on his name revealed numerous outstanding warrants from Florida and from other states.
Deputy Richard Wang was on Big Coppitt Key when he saw a black Jeep driven by 44 year old Thomas Andrews pass a stopped school bus that was picking up children at a bus stop. When he stopped the Jeep, Andrews told him he didn’t stop for the school bus because another driver was following him too closely and he was afraid he would get rear-ended. He also told Deputy Wang he did not have a valid driver’s license.
A check of Andrews name through computers revealed he had numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest in Florida and in other states. He is wanted in Polk County, Florida for fraud and grand theft; he is wanted in Ohio and Michigan for failure to appear in court and he is also wanted in Kentucky for unknown charges.
Andrews was placed under arrest and he was booked into jail. All of the outstanding warrants indicated the states would extradite him on the charges.