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Man arrested had $10,489 worth of outstanding warrants

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A traffic stop in Sparta Township has led to the arrest of a man with 18 warrants.

On Feb. 10, at around 1:30 a.m., a township observed a white Toyota with tinted windows pass his location on Route 15 north. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer spoke with the driver, who was identified as Tyrone Ellison Jr., 32, of Newark, and asked him for his credentials, police said.

Upon performing a driver’s license check on Ellison, it was learned that he had 17 warrants out of Newark and 1 warrant out of Elizabeth totaling $10,489.00. He was placed under arrest and transported to Sparta Police Headquarters for processing, police said.

Newark Police Department was contacted and their fugitive warrant squad picked-up Ellison, police said.

Ellison was charged with failure to produce documents, driving while suspended, unlicensed driver, speeding, failure to keep right on highway and view obstruction. He was released on the Sparta Township charges pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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