Springfield man arrested in Ridgeland on felony warrants

Crime & Safety

RIDGELAND, S.C. (WSAV) – A man wanted for several felony charges in Georgia was arrested in Ridgeland Friday.

According to the Ridgeland Police Department, 31-year-old James Meador, of Springfield, faces warrants for armed robbery, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, convicted felon in possession of a firearm and other probation violations.

Just before noon Friday, the department was notified that Meador was believed to be in the town.

A short time later, Ridgeland officers and U.S. Marshalls stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of the Enmarket on East Main Street and found Meador in the passenger seat.

According to Ridgeland Police, he had a handgun on him at the time.

Meador was taken into custody and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center. He faces additional charges of convicted felon in possession of a firearm and fugitive from justice.

He now awaits bond and extradition hearings in Jasper County.

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