SPRUCE PINE, N. C. — Three people from Mitchell County arrested after bailing out of a vehicle during a traffic stop.
Mitchell County Sheriff Deputy C. McClintick conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Gouge Creek Road off US19E Highway outside of Spruce Pine around 5:30pm on Saturday, April 1, 2017, after a license plate check confirmed that the wrong tag was being displayed on the vehicle.
During the traffic stop, Cody Ledford bailed out of the vehicle and sent Deputy McClintick through the woods.
Officers with the Spruce Pine Police Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to assist with the traffic stop and the manhunt.
Once officers returned to the vehicle, they found Lisa Snyderman and Seth Peterson both walking from different directions away from the vehicle.
Cody Duran Ledford, age 32, of 440 Elkins Road, Bakersville, was charged with 5 counts order for arrest for failure to appear in court, True Bill of Indictment for Habitual Felon, and Obstruct Resist Arrest. He is being held under a $191,000.00 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court on April 11, 2017.
Lisa Michelle Snyderman, age 33, also of 440 Elkins Road, Bakersville, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possess drug paraphernalia (3 counts). She is being held under a $100,000.00 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court on April 10, 2017.
Matthew Seth Peterson, age 22, of 1571 Brummetts Creek Road, Green Mountain, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possess drug paraphernalia (2 counts), possess marijuana paraphernalia (2 counts), carry conceal weapon, and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $42,000.00 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court on April 10, 2017.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.