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Woman With Warrant Arrested After Traffic Stop

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GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY)- A woman was arrested on multiple charges after being stopped during a routine traffic stop.

On April 11, 2019 an officer with the Lewisburg Police Department was on patrol and noticed the driver of a car did not have her seatbelt on. After activating the emergency lights, the driver of the vehicle was seen putting her seatbelt on. When the officer made contact with the driver, she stated her name was Charlotte Justice. The officer knew from past police experience that her name was actually Stephanie Patterson, yet denied that and stated Stephanie was her daughter.

The officer requested back up who confirmed her identity as Stephanie Patterson. Patterson was then arrested for obstructing an officer. After running a report on Patterson, it was discovered that she was revoked for a DUI and had a warrant out of Virginia and would be extradited. The officer recovered Patterson’s purse and found a clear baggy containing several white pills and a metal container that had Buprenorphine. Patterson stated she had a prescription but could not provide proof.

Officers also found her wallet which contained a small pink container that had a crystal like substance inside. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine, The other pills in her possession were Hydrocodone, Buprenorphine, and Gabapentin.

Patterson was arrested for obstructing an officer, possession and being a fugitive from justice. She is currently in Southern Regional Jail under a $5,000 bond.



Yazmin Rodriguez

Yazmin Rodriguez is currently the morning and noon anchor for WOAY. She was born in Newark, New Jersey then later headed down to the Jersey shore where she received her bachelor's degree in television and radio from Monmouth University. At Monmouth, she was actively involved in the student-run television studio, HawkTv. There she anchored, reported, produced and directed. After graduation, she headed to Sacred Heart University in Connecticut where she received her masters in broadcast journalism and digital media while interning at a radio station. Yazmin has always had an admiration for storytelling and idolized news anchors growing up especially WABC anchor Sade Baderinwa. She always had a love of public speaking and writing and knew journalism was the right career for her the moment she stepped into her college television station. She’s beyond thankful WOAY gave her this opportunity to live out her dream career. She loves working out, cooking, going on long drives and watching movies, especially A Star is Born.


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