On June 2, 2011, Valdosta Police Department narcotics detectives observed Ricky Bernard Barron, 34 year old Valdosta resident, driving a vehicle in the city limits. Detectives were aware that Barron had outstanding arrest warrants for Trafficking Cocaine, Tampering With Evidence, Obstruction, and Reckless Driving. A traffic stop of Barron was initiated near the intersection of West Street and Gordon Street. Barron struck a police vehicle with his vehicle but was detained after a brief struggle with officers. In addition to the outstanding arrest warrants, Barron was charged with Possession of Cocaine with the Intent to Distribute, Tampering with Evidence, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Obstruction and Reckless Conduct. Barron had his 4 year old child in his vehicle at the time of the incident. No injuries were reported during this incident. Barron is currently being held at the Lowndes County Jail.
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