Sgt. Chris Sparks said Terry Ray Winslett, 27, of Birmingham, was a passenger in a car pulled over for a minor traffic violation Friday on the 800 block of Noble Street. Sparks said the patrol officers discovered Winslett gave false information regarding his identity. Police determined Winslett had several active warrants for his arrest through the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, for possession and receipt of a controlled substance, through Oxford police Department for failure to appear, and through the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office.
Efforts to reach the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office were unsuccessful Monday.
Sparks said Winslett was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, after he attempted to flee the scene and threw a police officer against a car. Sparks said the officer injured his knee, but did not receive medical treatment and returned to work the following day. Officers used a stun gun to subdue Winslett and arrest him, the sergeant said.
Winslett was also charged with obstructing justice by using a false identity, a felony, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
Winslett was in the Calhoun County Jail on Monday afternoon. State records show bond had been set at $31,000 and a court date set for March 14.
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