Jamestown man arrested after blinding drivers with spotlight; allegedly in possession of drugs, AR-15

A Jamestown man was arrested just before 11:30 p.m. this past Friday night after Russell Springs Police Department Officer Matt Parrish observed a vehicle driving with a spot light on, blinding other motorists.

According to Russell Springs Police, Parrish attempted a traffic stop, of which the driver failed to stop the vehicle for approximately a quarter of a mile before finally stopping the vehicle. Parrish ordered the driver to shut the car off and the driver refused to present an operator’s license and refused to step out of the vehicle. With noncompliance from the driver, Officer Parrish broke the driver’s side window to remove the driver from the vehicle. Upon consent of search of the vehicle and driver, Parrish found marijuana and an AR-15 in the vehicle, with the driver allegedly having loose ammunition in his pants pocket

Jose Meza, age 25, of Jamestown, was taken into custody and charged with wanton endangerment 2nd degree, possession of marijuana, no operators license and fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (motor vehicle).

Meza was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center. Officer Parrish was assisted on scene by RSPD Officers Blake Adamson and Mason Miniard, Russell County Sheriff’s Deputy Gwinn Wooldridge and Jamestown Police Department Officer Savannah Harlan.