Prosecutors say cops had cause to arrest Antwan Woodbridge


YOUNGSTOWN

Prosecutors this week said the arrest of a man on weapon and drug charges after he was pulled over for loud music and excessive window tint was by the book.

As a result, said Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Maxin, evidence that was gained in the arrest of Antwan Woodbridge, 26, of East Auburndale Avenue, should not be tossed out of court.

Woodbridge faces charges in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court of possession of drugs, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, carrying concealed weapons, being a felon in possession of a firearm and failure to comply after he was pulled over Nov. 21 by city police who first became aware of his car because of loud music he was playing.

Woodbridge jumped out of his car on West Auburndale Avenue and led officers on a foot chase before he was caught.

He had an unloaded .40-caliber handgun on him, and inside the car were 600 painkillers, $528 cash and an extended magazine for a handgun that had .45-caliber ammunition inside. He is free on bond.

On April 6 his attorney, Ross Smith, filed a motion to suppress the arrest and evidence before Judge Maureen Sweeney. Smith said police had no lawful cause to stop or detain his client.

Read more about the case in Friday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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