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NCSO: Traffic stop leads to two arrests

Two people were arrested when a traffic stop for an equipment issue on Highway 81 turned up outstanding warrants and other infractions on the driver and a passenger.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) Deputy Andrew Archie conducted a traffic stop on a white pick-up truck operating without a tag light Jan. 6 at 2:14 a.m.

After obtaining and checking ID’s on the driver and two passengers in the vehicle, it was determined that the driver, Jovaughn Ransom, of Covington, was wanted on two outstanding warrants. Ransom was also charged with driving with a license suspended/revoked, driving without a valid registration and possession of drug related objects.

NCSO confirmed that one passenger in the vehicle, Nia Hickmon, of Conyers, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant which, was verified through dispatch.