Joshua Scott Herndon

A Calhoun man who was a passenger in a April 7 traffic stop was turned up this past Friday by Polk County Police, according to reports.

Joshua Scott Herndon, 40, of 111B Briarpatch Lane SW, Calhoun, remained in the Polk County Jail with a $6,000 bond set on felony and misdemeanor charges following the April 7 incident at the intersection of Collard Valley and Fish Creek Roads.

According to a report, Herndon was a passenger during a traffic stop and gave police a false name and date of birth before he got out of the vehicle, refused an order to get back in and sit down, then fled on foot into the woods to get away from the likelihood of an arrest on the evening of April 7.

The driver at the time was placed in handcuffs, cooperated with officers, and was ultimately allowed to go free with a warning for a busted tail light.

Herndon was later tracked down by officers on Facebook and Google, who figured out his real name and status with active warrants obtained.

He was later found and taken into custody by Polk County Police this past Friday around 8:30 p.m.

Herndon was booked on misdemeanor charges of obstructing law enforcement officers and giving false name, address or birthdate to law enforcement officers along with a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine.

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