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ECSO arrest two at gas station

Deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office and officers with the Atmore Police Department inspect the maroon Buick LeSabre.|Photo by Chandler Myers

Two black males were arrested on Thursday afternoon after they were spotted driving a maroon Buick LeSabre near Martin Luther King Drive.

Jeffery Hickenbottam, of Mobile, was driving the vehicle with Isaac Johnson, of Century, as a passenger when the two were stopped by Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies at the First Choice gas station on Medical Park Drive after the tag on the LeSabre came back as stolen, according to Lt. Greg Forbes of the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon searching the two suspects, deputies also found contraband on Johnson.

“We ran the tag on the LeSabre and it came back as stolen,” Forbes said. “We also found brass knuckles and a controlled substance on the passenger.”

Deputies were also investigating the numbers on the LeSabre to discover if the car was reported stolen.