Traffic Stop results in Arrest by Warrant
A deputy of the Rabun County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Walmart in Clayton on May 31, in reference to a possible drunk driver. The deputy observed a 1994 Toyota 4Runner cross over the center double line twice on Georgia 15 and initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of Bethel Baptist Church in Tiger. The deputy spoke to the driver, 57-year-old Michael Edward Eskew of Monroe, Georgia, and asked him to step out of his vehicle that is when the deputy noticed he was walking with a limp due to a recent motorcycle accident. The deputy ran his information through the Georgia Crime Information Center database and learned that he had a warrant for his arrest out of Rockdale County for a probation violation and that the vehicle’s registration was suspended. He was arrested and transported to the Rabun County Detention Center. He was also issued citations for failure to maintain a lane and suspended registration.