A 24-year-old Clinton man charged earlier this year following an alleged assault on a police officer at Clinton High School is now facing drug charges in a Friday arrest by Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies.
Shaundarious Antoine Sinclair, 24, of 109 Jacobs St., Clinton, was charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana up to half an ounce.
Sinclair was placed under $40,000 secured bond for the drug offenses. He was reportedly arrested Friday on Beulah Road, Clinton.
According to reports, small amounts of both drug, half a gram of cocaine and one gram of marijuana, were seized by deputies in the incident. His arrest on drug charges comes three months after he was charged in the alleged school assault.
Sinclair was arrested along with a 17-year-old female student following a disturbance at Clinton High in February, which reportedly escalated into an assault on a Clinton Police school resource officer (SRO) who tried to make an arrest on Sinclair.
The assault came at the hands of the teenage female student, who reportedly initiated a physical altercation with the SRO assigned to Clinton High when he responded to a disturbance in the school’s main office moments. The SRO attempted to arrest Sinclair, at which point a struggle ensued. The female suspect, reportedly of the same Jacobs Street address as Sinclair, “assaulted the SRO while the SRO was trying to get Sinclair under control,” Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley said at the time.
Both suspects were subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, assault on a government official, resist, delay and obstructing a law enforcement officer and damage to city property.
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