Mobile man arrested Aug. 30 for giving false ID to avoid arrest

Published 7:08 pm Friday, September 9, 2022

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A Mobile man was arrested Aug. 30 for giving a false name to avoid arrest, according to the Atmore Police Department.

Public Information Officer Sgt. Darrell McMann said that James Curtis, 36, of Mobile, lied about who he was because he knew he had a warrant for his arrest.

McMann said in a release the arrest occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 30 after APD officers responded to a complaint at Main Street and Nashville Avenue in reference to a reckless driver.

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“The vehicle was observed driving recklessly in the Canoe area and had caused a traffic accident,” McMann said. “An officer observed the vehicle at the intersection and conducted a traffic stop.”
McMann said the officer then contacted the driver and the passenger, who was later identified as James Curtis, 36, of Mobile.

Curtis refused to identify himself as he was laying in the back seat claiming he was having seizures, he said. McMann said EMS responded and declared Curtis was in good health.

“Curtis provided the officer with a false name and it was determined after a few minutes that Curtis lied about his identity because he knew he had a warrant with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office for possession of dangerous drugs,” McMann said.

McMann said Curtis was placed under arrest and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

Additionally, the Alabama State Troopers responded to the traffic stop and interviewed the driver in reference to traffic accident in Canoe.