Passenger of stolen vehicle also faces charges

Friday, February 8, 2019

A passenger in a stolen vehicle that was pulled over on Interstate 70 Jan. 30 has been charged with three class D felonies. The driver of the vehicle — Tabitha Perfater, 40, of Princeton, Mo. — was charged shortly after the incident for a class D felony for tampering with a motor vehicle - first degree, a class D felony for acry- unlawful procession of a firearm, and a class A misdemeanor for possession of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid of 10 grams or less.

According to unofficial online court documents, the passenger — Carl D. Williams, 45, of Harrisonville — has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid, and forgery. He is also facing a misdemeanor of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair or sale of illegal weapon.

According to a probable cause statement filed by the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the officer of records stopped the vehicle because its temporary Kansas registration matched a different vehicle. Throughout the investigation, an inventory of the vehicle revealed a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol with one extra magazine, located in the passenger side floorboard; a green baggie containing approximately 5 grams of marijuana; a white crystal substance rolled up in a sheet of paper; one black scale; a clear baggie containing a white crystal substance; several syringes; and brass knuckles, located in the Williams’ left rear pants pocket.

Williams reportedly provided a false name and signed several documents at the Saline County Jail with a false name.

Unofficial online court documents state his bond was set at $15,000 cash only.

Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.

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