Traffic stop leads to arrest of man on gun charges, Tennessee warrant

A traffic stop for speeding Tuesday night on Fort Campbell Boulevard in Hopkinsville led to the arrest of a Clarksville man on drug and gun charges.

Hopkinsville Police Officer Jason Clardy stopped 19-year old Deartis Sykes of Clarksville for speeding and an arrest citation says there was a torn plastic baggie of cigars in plain view inside the car.

Sykes told police he had a handgun in his waistband and a computer check of the gun’s serial number showed it to be reported stolen in Nashville. A computer check also showed Sykes to be wanted on a felony warrant out of Montgomery County.

A K9 alerted on the vehicle and police say they found a pill bottle containing marijuana inside the glove box.

Sykes was arrested and charged with receiving a stolen firearm, trafficking in marijuana, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, speeding and driving without proof of insurance.