A man wanted on federal and Washington State warrants was arrested Tuesday night by Oregon State Police (OSP) during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Mosier.
On Sept. 20, 2011, at approximately 6:40 p.m. OSP Sergeant Julie Wilcox stopped a Chevrolet Camaro with five occupants for a speed violation westbound on Interstate 84 at Mosier. One of the passengers identified as Rusty Shane Sturgill, 34, no known address, was arrested after OSP confirmed he was wanted for probation violation out of Washington County and by the State Parole Board for parole violation.
A second passenger was arrested for furnishing false information to police and transported by Senior Trooper Michael Holloran to Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR).
After arriving at NORCOR, OSP confirmed his true identity as William Martin Shawl, 27, from Oroville. Shawl was wanted on several warrants and lodged as a fugitive from justice: US Marshals Service warrant for probation violation (3 counts), Washington State Department of Corrections for probation violation -- escape and failure to register as a sex offender.
Shawl is also lodged on two counts of furnishing false information to police and failure to register as a sex offender.
Two Montana residents were arrested Thursday morning during a traffic stop when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper discovered over nine pounds of marijuana and small amounts of hashish and ecstasy inside their vehicle along Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is conducting the follow up investigation.
On Sept. 22, 2011, at approximately 9:55 a.m. an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2001 Audi displaying Montana license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 102 for a traffic violation. The two occupants were identified as driver Wade George Preston, 31, from Marion, Mont., and passenger Kale Jordan Decker, 29, from Whitefish, Mont.
Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop with the assistance of an OSP drug detection canine led to the discovery of over nine pounds of marijuana, small amounts of hashish and ecstasy, an undisclosed amount of cash and other evidence inside their vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.
Both men were arrested and transported to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) where they were lodged on the following charges: unlawful possession and distribution of marijuana, unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- ecstasy, money laundering.