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IN THE

5TH DISTRICT COURT - CEDAR

COUNTY OF IRON, STATE OF UTAH

State of Utah

vs.
Affidavit of Probable Cause
JOSEPH SHARRON MITCHELL
Date of Birth: 11/22/1998
Arrestee

On 03/24/2019 03:37 the defendant was arrested for the offense(s) of:

Offense Date Offense Description Statute Gov Code Severity DV


1 03/24/2019 POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE 58-37- UT MB No
MARIJUANA/SPICE 8(2)(D)
2 03/24/2019 USE OR POSSESSION OF DRUG 58-37A- UT MB No
PARAPHERNALIA 5(1)(A)
3 03/24/2019 SPEEDING 41-6A-601 UT IN No

4 03/24/2019 DRIVE ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKE LICENSE 53-3-227(1) UT MC No

5 03/24/2019 FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE-WARRANT OF 77-30-13 UT F No


ARREST

I believe there is probable cause to charge the defendant with these charges because:
ON MARCH 24, 2019 I WAS SOUTHBOUND ON I-15 NEAR MP 75 IN IRON COUNTY. I OBSERVED A VEHICLE IN
FRONT OF ME THAT APPEARED TO BE TRAVELING AT AN EXTREMELY HIGH RATE OF SPEED AS I ATTEMPTED TO
CATCH UP TO IT FROM BEHIND. I ESTIMATED THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE TO BE IN EXCESS OF 100 MPH IN A
POSTED 80 MPH ZONE. I ACTIVATED MY FRONT MOVING RADAR IN SAME DIRECTION MODE AND HEARD A
STRONG AUDIO TONE PRIOR TO OBSERVING THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE ON MY RADAR AT 114 MPH. I LOCKED
THE SPEED OF THE VEHICLE ON MY RADAR AT 111 MPH AND VERIFIED MY PATROL SPEED AT 119 MPH AS I WAS
CLOSING FROM BEHIND. I ACTIVATED MY OVERHEAD LIGHTS AND INITIATED A TRAFFIC STOP FOR THE OFFENSE
OF SPEEDING (114/80). ON MY INITIAL APPROACH OF THE VEHICLE, I DETECTED THE ODOR OF BURNT
MARIJUANA COMING FROM INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE DRIVER WAS ASKED BACK TO MY VEHICLE AND I
IDENTIFIED HIM BY NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, AND PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION. WHEN I
RAN HIM THROUGH FATPOT, I LEARNED THAT HE HAD A FULL EXTRADITION WARRANT OUT OF WISCONSIN FOR
LARCENY. CEDAR DISPATCH WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM THE WARRANT AND EXTRADITION. I ALSO LEARNED THAT
HIS DRIVER LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED. A PROBABLE CAUSE SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE YIELDED TWO BAGS OF
MARIJUANA AND A SCALE WITH PLANT MATERIAL ON IT. THE SCALE AND ONE OF THE BAGS OF MARIJUANA WAS
LOCATED INSIDE OF A BAG THAT THE SUSPECT CLAIMED OWNERSHIP OF. THE SUSPECT WAS PLACED UNDER
ARREST AND TRANSPORTED TO THE IRON COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY.

I believe these to be additional condition(s) for continued detention:


Felony committed while on probation or parole, or while free on bail awaiting trial on a previous felony charge
(they were out on probation or parole).
SUSPECT HAS A FULL EXTRADITION WARRANT OUT OF WISCONSIN FOR LARCENY AND EXTRADITION HAS BEEN
CONFIRMED WITH THE LISTING AGENCY.
Officer Name: SCOTT ROY MACKELPRANG Badge ID: 391
I am a sworn officer with: UTUHP0100 - UHP CEDAR CITY
Arresting agency case number: 1119C0322 Associated citation number: C160899936

I declare under penalty of perjury and under the laws of the State of Utah that the foregoing is true and correct.
/s/ SCOTT ROY MACKELPRANG

SUBMISSION IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION


Booking agency: IRON COUNTY SO Booking agency ORI: UT0110000
Booking agency case number: 54115 SID: OTN: 38064424
Booking UserID: cpalmisa Booking date/time: 03/24/2019 07:24 Submission ID: 523991 (Version 1)