A man sought by Warren County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested in DeKalb County after a routine traffic stop reportedly uncovered drugs, weapons and explosives.
Shane Daniel Gray, 40, has been wanted in Warren County since Sept. 20. At that time, deputy Calvin Hammond attempted to stop a blue Acura driving outbound on Shellsford Road.
“The driver continued out toward Viola Road driving at a high rate of speed and crossing double yellow lines causing vehicles in front of him to take the ditch,” said Hammond. “I discontinued the pursuit due to the safety of the public.”
Warrants for evading arrest and reckless endangerment were issued citing Gray as the driver.
“I had prior knowledge the driver of the vehicle was Shane Daniel Gray,” said Hammond.
Two days later, on Sept. 22, a search warrant was executed on a room at America’s Best Value Inn reserved by Gray. Hammond, along with deputy Jared Jacobs, deputy Brystol Davis, Drug Tobacco and Firearms agent Dustin Brishner and investigator Aaron Roberts, allegedly found and confiscated half a pound of marijuana, a .30 caliber carbine rifle, and numerous articles of drug paraphernalia.
Additional warrants were issued against Gray for manufacture, sale or delivery of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The search for Gray came to an end in DeKalb County last week. According to an article in the Smithville Review, he was pulled over on Highway 70 East by a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department deputy on a routine traffic stop.
A check of his license revealed outstanding warrants. Gray was taken into custody.
Along with a handgun on his person, a search of Gray’s vehicle, a 2002 Audi A5, reportedly revealed a shotgun, a revolver, a homemade explosive device, other items that could be used in making additional explosives, approximately 100 grams of meth with a street value of $10,000, 2.4 ounces of marijuana, digital scales, several baggies, pipes, over 300 rounds of ammunition, and $3,786 in cash.