NWGA Scanner | May 11th, 2022

Pair arrested on felony charges after traffic stop for equipment violation leads to stolen gun and meth in Rome

According to a Floyd County Police Department incident report, On April 26th, 2022, at 10:48 PM, Lt. Hovers, while on patrol, was behind a white 4door car as they were traveling southbound on North Broad. Lt. Hovers reported, “During this time [I] observed the vehicle’s lighting equipment (headlights / Taillights) not activated, which is required during this time of night. As we continued to travel and approach the Turner McCall intersection, [I] activated my blue lights and conducted a traffic stop ending in the parking lot beside State Farm. Upon contact with the driver, identified as Amber Brooke Swanson, 30, of Rome, [I] explained the reason they were being stopped and asked to exit out of the vehicle and stand in front of my patrol vehicle. At this time, other officers arrived on the scene to assist. While speaking to her, [I] decided to write her a warning for no headlights. As [I] began writing, my ink pen ran out of ink of [I] had Officer Lanier write the warning for me. During the traffic enforcement, [I] spoke with the passenger identified as William Patrick Bradley, 43, of Andrews, North Carolina, and he stated that he had a little bit of marijuana inside a grinder that was located in the glove box of the vehicle. During the search of Amber, officers located a busted meth pipe and a small baggie of meth inside her right jacket pocket. During a search of the vehicle, officers located a small black LC9 9mm pistol between the driver seat and center console. The pistol was confirmed stolen out of Floyd County. Amber was booked into the Floyd County Jail, charged with possession of meth, and felony theft by receiving stolen property. Bradley was charged with possession of marijuana and felony theft by receiving stolen.