A Tennessee man was arrested Sunday after lying and posing as another man during a traffic stop, according to the Iowa State Patrol. 

Cedric Edward Jackson, 26, of Memphis, is charged with misdemeanor malicious prosecution, speeding, failure to have a valid license or permit and failure to have proof of insurance.

Jackson was stopped by a trooper near the northbound 201 Interstate 35 mile marker about 6:07 a.m. Sunday for driving 94 mph in a 70 mph zone. 

Jackson, who did not have an ID with him, claimed his name was Arsenious Eugene Nelson, court documents said, and called someone to send a photo of his license. 

The trooper wrote in charging documents the photo did not match Jackson, and the date of birth he provided was different from the one printed on the license. 

There were several other discrepancies, the trooper wrote, including pierced ears, different heights, varying facial shapes and scars. 

Jackson maintained he was Nelson, both to the trooper and jail staff, according to court documents, and attempted to have the trooper prosecute Nelson for his violations. 

FBI fingerprint records confirmed Jackson's identity. He is wanted in Shelby County, Tennessee, for several charges: felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated theft. 

He is being held in Cerro Gordo County Jail for Tennessee authorities. He is scheduled to appear in Cerro Gordo County District Court Feb. 15. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Courtney at 641-421-0534 or on Twitter @CourtneyFiorini.

 

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