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Fugitive found in routine traffic stop

Caitlin Rickard crickard@lebanondemocrat.com • Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Lebanon police found a fugitive wanted in Michigan and a convicted felon from California during a routing traffic stop early Tuesday.

Lebanon police stopped a 2005 Dodge Stratus for speeding on North Cumberland Street at around 2:10 a.m.

According to police, the driver, Christina Young, 24, of Ringgold, Ga., was wanted on three warrants in Michigan.

Young was traveling with Andre Little, 38, of Palm Springs, Calif., but officers said Little initially lied to them about his identity.

During a search of the car, officers found a loaded Ruger handgun that had been reported stolen from Michigan and a pipe commonly used to smoke narcotics. Officers also found identification that correctly identified Little.

Little told officers he lied about his identity to keep them from discovering that he had a warrant in California for burglary and that he was a convicted felon.

Police said California confirmed Little’s warrant, did not want to extradite.

Michigan, however, asked Wilson County Sheriff’s Department to hold Young until she could be taken back to Michigan to face her charges in their state.

Little was charged with criminal impersonation, unlawful possession of a weapon, theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Young was charged with fugitive from justice.

“This is another example of great work by our officers in getting dangerous felons and another gun off our streets,” said Chief Scott Bowen.

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