On May 28 at 2:46 a.m., Officer J. Pogar initiated a traffic stop in the area of Smallwood Drive and Old Washington Road after noticing the vehicle had a headlight out.
Upon approaching the car, Officer Pogar observed the driver stuffing bags into his undergarments. He also detected the odor of marijuana.
The subject was asked to exit the car. Upon being searched, the driver resisted and pulled away. The man then struck the officer in the groin with his knee. As officers tried to subdue the suspect, the antenna on the officer’s car was damaged.
Officers found marijuana and 18 capsules of heroin on the suspect. Jerone Edward Lyda, Jr., 34, of Forest Heights was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, possession with intent to distribute heroin and destruction of property.