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Traffic stop leads to evidence tampering charge
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TRINITY – A 26-year-old Trinity man was charged with felony tampering with physical evident Sunday following a traffic stop by Trinity police. Robert Corley was charged with evidence tampering as well as possession of marijuana and driving without a license. He was released after posting bonds totaling $15,000. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, the incident began about 11:30 p.m. Sunday when officers Justin Sikes and John Saunders spotted a green Cadillac being driven by Corley. “Officer Sikes had dealt with the suspect in the past and knew that he did not have a valid driver’s license,” Jones said. When the patrol car began to turn around in an attempt to stop the Cadillac, Jones said the suspect vehicle sped away, made a couple of right turns and then pulled into a private driveway. “When the vehicle stopped, the suspect got out and began to walk away,” Jones said. “Officer Sikes ordered him to come back but was ignored. When he called a second time for him to stop and come back, he saw the suspects arm move as if he were throwing something.” The suspect then turned back to the officers and was questioned. A small bag of marijuana was subsequently found nearby. Jones noted that it had been raining during the evening and the bag that was found was observed to still be dry.