A Wamac couple remains this morning in the Marion county jail, after a traffic stop Wednesday morning resulted in both
29-year-old Lori Yarbrough and 35-year-old Jason Yarbrough were initially stopped because of a loud muffler and because their van matched the description of a vehicle believed to have been involved in an earlier attempted burglary.
After officers found what appeared to be drugs and paraphernalia in a bag inside the vehicle, they attempted to arrest Jason Yarbrough, but he reportedly pushed two officers against the van when an attempt to Taze him was unsuccessful. He then reportedly fled the scene on foot.
A second attempt to Taze him was successful and he fell to the ground. Officers report a baggie of what is believed to be meth was found in Jason Yarbrough’s mouth and officers had to again Taze him to secure the evidence.
While the two officers were struggling with Jason, Lori Yarbrough reportedly began kicking the window of the squad car where she was being held and reportedly kicked an officer as she attempted to flee from the vehicle.
Jason Yarbrough is charged with two class 2 felonies for aggravated battery to a police officer and one class 3 felony for possession of less than 5-grams of meth. His bail has been set at $50,000.
Lori Yarbrough is charged with one class 2 count of aggravated battery of a police officer and one class 3 count possession of less than 5-grams of meth. Her bail has been set at $25,000.