On July 26th, 2018 at approximately 1:21 PM CST Trooper Jordan Carter assisted the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department with a stolen vehicle they located on Sam Ayers Rd where the driver had fled on foot.
Following a short foot pursuit Sheriff Guffey located the suspect, Benjamin Claywell, age 31 of Albany, attempting to hide in the back of a parked car on Mikels Rd. A passenger in the stolen vehicle, Deseria Riddle, age 23 of Albany did not attempt to flee.
Trooper Carter located a small glass smoke pipe in the vehicle containing drug residue.
Both subjects were arrested and charged with receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, possession of a controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense, (drug unspecified,) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Claywell was also charged with fleeing or evading police, 1st degree, (on foot).
Claywell and Riddle were lodged in the Clinton County Jail.