Cops: Marietta man arrested in Indiana on firearm charge after driving 96 mph

Jerrell A. Coleman
Jerrell A. Coleman

Credit: La Porte County, Indiana, Sheriff's Office

Credit: La Porte County, Indiana, Sheriff's Office

A Marietta man was arrested in Indiana over the weekend after being clocked driving nearly 100 mph, authorities said.

Jerrell A. Coleman, 44, was taken into custody Sunday in LaPorte County, Indiana, which borders Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of the state. In a Facebook post, the sheriff’s office said Coleman is a felon, who was possessing a firearm during his arrest, leading to a felony charge.

The incident began about 5:15 a.m. when a deputy clocked Coleman driving 96 mph along U.S. 30, the post said. The deputy caught up to Coleman and pulled him over.

A loaded firearm was found during the traffic stop, leading to Coleman's arrest on a count of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, which is a level 4 felony in the state, according to the post.


Posted by La Porte County Sheriff's Office on Monday, June 15, 2020

No other information on his prior felony conviction was released, and Coleman’s name does not show up in the Georgia Department of Corrections’ offender database. It’s unclear if his felony conviction was in Indiana or another state.

Coleman was booked into the LaPorte County jail, where he remained Monday night on a $20,005 bond, according to online jail records.

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