Sean Stauffer, 37, of Creston was taken into custody Nov. 19 on the charges of driving while suspended and possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, third or subsequent offense and a Union County warrant for the charge of assault. Stauffer was additionally cited for failure to provide proof of financial responsibility (no insurance) and operating a non-registered vehicle.
According to a Union County report, at approximately 6:30 p.m. a 2005 Pontiac G6 was stopped on REA Road and Lark Avenue on a traffic violation. Contact was made with the driver, identified as Stauffer, who was found to have a suspended license and an active warrant in Union County.
While Stuaffer was being searched after being taken into custody, a small baggie containing a crystalline substance which later field tested positive for methamphetamine, was located in his pants pocket. Stauffer has two prior possession convictions in 2017.
At approximately 8:21 p.m. Nov. 2, Stauffer harassed his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend while the couple was in Walmart. The couple refused to engage in any communication with Stauffer and left the store. While walking to their car, Stauffer saw them, set his bags down in the parking lot, ran at the male and punched him several times. The victim was able to get to his car and drove to the Union County Law Enforcement Center to report the assault.
Walmart employees and store surveillance footage confirmed the victims account of the incident.
Stauffer was transported to the Union County Jail where he was released from after posting $5,600 cash or surety bond.