On Tuesday September 18 at about 12:22 a.m. Greenville Police officers B.A. Groccia and A.S. Lemon spotted a 1988 black Mercedes Benz cross over the yellow center line 5 times as it was traveling north on Greene Street.
The officers stopped the car to investigate the possible Driving While Impaired offense near the intersection of Greene Street and Highway 11. They identified the driver as 39 year old Derron Jordan of Greenville.
When they approached the car, officers saw that Jordan had a semi-auto handgun partially hidden beside him in the car’s console. The officers seized the Hi-Point 9mm handgun for safety purposes.
Following more investigation, Jordan was arrested for Driving While Impaired (DWI). During the arrest he was found to have prior felony convictions for drugs, as well as arrests for carrying a concealed weapon, assault, DWI, and domestic violence.
Officers subsequently charged Jordan with Possession of a Firearm by Felon and Felony Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
Jordan was jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.
This traffic stop and arrest is a good example of the "routine" traffic stop. There is a saying that no traffic stop is routine, which is true.
You never know what you're going to get.