Man gives police false identity to avoid felony warrants

Updated: Jul. 16, 2016 at 6:03 PM CDT
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A man gave Decatur police officers a fake name to get out of numerous felony warrants with several law enforcement agencies.

On July 14, Anti-Crime unit members spotted the man driving a Lincoln LS northbound on Danville Road with a switched tag so they initiated a stop.

During the stop, the man told officers he did not have his identification, but that his name was Shaun Jones. During the exchange, officers noticed something suspicious when he had a hard time recalling his date of birth and changed the spelling of his name several times.

When an officer gave dispatch his information, police discovered the man's name was actually Mario Lamar Orr.

In addition to several felony warrants with agencies including the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, police discovered Orr also had a suspended drivers license.

Orr was arrested and charged with obstructing justice with a false identity, switched tag, and driving while suspended. He was transported to the city jail and then to the Morgan County jail in lieu of a $3,500 bond.

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