On December 5th, 2018, a Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting traffic enforcement when he executed a stop on a black two-door sedan. The deputy discovered that the male occupant, Micheal W. Paul 32 of Hilltop, was wanted by the U. S. Marshal Service for a probation violation stemming from felony fraud convictions. Located in the vehicle along with Paul was a loaded handgun. Along with being arrested for the federal probation violation, Paul was charged by the deputy with Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm. He was transported to the Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.
This case remains under investigation by Deputy C.M. Tomlin of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Department disclaimer: All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal complaint is nothing more than a document that merely alleges a criminal charge.