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June 10, 2014

Riverside man arrested on trafficking warrant

— A Riverside man was arrested in Athens Tuesday on a felony warrant out of Texas for trafficking a person younger than 14.

According to Chief Floyd Johnson, Lt. Daniel McNatt located an abandoned, suspicious car around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Best Western on U.S. 72 East.

While checking the area officers located Damian Jashuah Hancock, 37, of 343 River Bend Apartments, Riverside, on foot in the Applebee’s parking lot.

Johnson said officers checked for warrants and found Hancock had a felony warrant out of Navarro County, Texas, for trafficking a person younger than 14 years of age.

Hancock was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from justice, according to the chief.

Hancock was booked at the police department and transferred to the county jail where he awaits extradition.

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