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Abbeville man booked after drugs, gun, child allegedly found in car

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 10:49:41-04

Abbeville Police have arrested a local man after he led them on a chase, and they allegedly found drugs, guns and a sleeping young child in his car.

Jordan Hunstberry, 29, was booked with Flight from an Officer, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs, Possession of a Firearm in the Presence of a CDS, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, Possession of a CDS in the Presence of a Juvenile, Transactions Involving Drug Proceeds, Possession of Schedule II Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He also was cited for several traffic violations, police say.

The incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, when a K9 officer of the Abbeville Police Department observed a Dodge Challenger stopped at the intersection of N. East Street and Graceland Avenue. The headlights weren't on, but the parking lights were. The vehicle traveled through the intersection, and the officer began to turn around to stop it.

Another officer saw the car go off the road to the right, then back on to the road. Both officers tried to stop the car, but the driver did a u-turn in the middle of the road and drove off, police say.

The officers followed the car to a convenience store parking lot, where officers surrounded the vehicle. The driver, now identified as Huntsberry, got out of the vehicle and began yelling at officers. He was arrested, police say.

When the officers searched the vehicle for more people, they found a small child sleeping behind the driver’s seat, not strapped in a car seat. They also allegedly found a bag of marijuana, and an AK47 rifle laying on the back-seat passenger floorboard. As an officer removed the child and the unused car seat from the vehicle, a clear plastic baggy of cocaine rocks allegedly fell from the the car seat. Officers also allegedly found more bags of marijuana, several “Adderall” pills, “Xanax” pills, a “cookie” of cocaine and $1,097.00 in cash in the car, as well as a set of digital scales.

The child was released to a family member and Huntsberry was transported to the Abbeville Police Department for booking, a spokesman said.

Huntsberry was booked with felon in possession of a firearm because he has previous felony convictions, including Manslaughter in 2012.

The release from the department also stated:

Chief Spearman would also like to remind all of the citizens that we are there, 24 hours a day, to serve you. We encourage all of our citizens to stay vigilant and contact us if you need. In addition to dialing 911, you can contact us at 893-2511. You may contact our “Tips” line at 892-6777. All callers may remain anonymous. Citizens may also send anonymous tips through the Tip411 system at the department’s Facebook page @ www.facebook.com/AbbevillePolice Department/, the official web page @ www.abbevillepd.com by clicking on the “Submit a Tip” link provided or through the official Abbeville Police Department app, which can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.