Greene County deputy Sgt. Patrick Paquette stopped a Ford Fusion for a seatbelt violation and wound up arresting all three men in the car on multiple charges, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Paquette turned on his emergency equipment on 1-20, the vehicle continued off of Exit 130 and pulled into the Golden Pantry parking lot, according to Lt. Lee Stancill of the GCSO.
When Paquette made contact with the driver he said his name was Jimorius Jamerius Hobbs.
Paquette said he immediately smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Following a probable cause search, several checks were found in the car along with a laptop computer and a printer.
Also, a stack of blank check stock was found in the printer along with printed checks and several financial transaction cards that didn’t belong to anyone in the vehicle. In addition, four bags of suspected marijuana, scales and two guns were also found in the vehicle.
As a result of the discovery of the items, all three occupants were taken into custody. It was later learned after fingerprinting that Hobbs’ real name was in fact Rayvon Lamar Lane, age 20, of Grovetown.
Lane was charged with identity fraud, giving a false name, possession of marijuana and several crimes, including financial transaction card theft, forgery, possession of tools during the commission of a crime.
Tyrell Tobias, 21 of Lithonia, and Byron Lanham, 23, of Conyers, were charged with financial transaction card theft, forgery and possession of tools during the commission of a crime.
According to Stancill, investigators have identified at least two potential victims so far in the case, including a business in South Carolina and an account associated with a political campaign for an elected office in the East Georgia area. Additional charges are expected.