Joshua Jermaine Farley

Joshua Jermaine Farley

A Lafayette man who was a passenger in a vehicle with a stolen license plate was arrested on numerous charges by Macon County Sheriff's Department after the driver was also stopped and taken into custody.

Stewart Durham, 26, was riding as a passenger in the vehicle driven by Lafayette's Joshua Farley, 33, when it was pulled over by deputy Jason Sells on the morning of Sept. 27 in the parking lot of the Hearthstone Inn.

As Sells began to frisk Durham, he found a knife in his possession. As he started to check Durham's right front pocket, Durham pulled away from him. When he asked Durham to place his hands behind his back, Durham attempted to flee on foot.

Sells grabbed Durham's arm, and Durham continued to resist and also began to scream and curse when Sells commanded him to stop. Durham in the process of resisting broke Sells' body camera.

Once in handcuffs, Durham admitted to Sells that he was under the influence of narcotics.

A container with 1.72 grams of Methamphetamines was found on Durham as well as two pills that were not readily identifiable by the officer.

Durham was placed under arrest and transported to the Macon County Jail, facing the following charges: manufacture of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, evading arrest, disorderly conduct, vandalism and public intoxication.

His bond was set at $15,000, and Durham is due in Macon County General Sessions Court on Nov. 21 to face the charges.

Farley was charged with violation of parole, driving on a revoked license, violation of financial responsibility and theft of property.

His bond was set at $1,500, and he is also due in court on Nov. 21.