Crime

I-10 traffic stop in Biloxi leads to suspicion of credit card crimes

Kenneth Andrew Hardwick
Kenneth Andrew Hardwick

A traffic stop has led to three arrests and “a mountain of evidence” to review on suspicion of financial crimes involving credit cards, Biloxi police Sgt. O’Neil Adams said.

Police arrested two men and a woman from Georgia on Monday after a traffic stop on a license plate violation. A search of their vehicle reportedly led to credit cards, devices used to make credit cards and other items.

Arrested were Kenneth Andrew Hardwick, 26; Ronald Lamont Taylor, 45; and Shevelle Montrell Williams, 35.

They were westbound on Interstate 10 when a Biloxi police officer pulled them over near the Cedar Lake Road exit.

“We’ve got a mountain of evidence to go through,” Adams said.

“Most of the evidence is digital, and is on items seized including computers, thumb drives and phones,” he said.

Adams said Hardwick and Taylor live in Georgia. Williams is believed to be living in Texas but has ties to Atlanta and Macon.

Police arrested each of them on a charge of conspiracy to commit a felony crime. They were booked at the Harrison County jail.

Harrison County Justice Court Judge Albert Fountain set bonds at $50,000 each.

Adams said more charges could be filed.

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