Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Suspect
By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
January 10, 2020

Stafford, VA. A traffic stop for failure to stop at a red light on Thursday led to the arrest of a wanted suspect by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

On January 9, 2020, at approximately 5:45 p.m., Deputy S.C. Martin conducted a traffic stop after observing a gold vehicle fail to stop at a red light at the intersection of Route 1 and Hospital Center Boulevard.

The driver was identified as Edward Gaddies, 68, of Stafford. The deputy determined that Gaddies was driving the vehicle without a license.

In the meantime, Deputy Martin observed the passenger making furtive movements. The passenger then provided his name, date of birth, and social security number to the deputy. Both suspects were subsequently detained.

A search of the vehicle yielded a wallet on the passenger floorboard with a driver’s license for Ricky Johnson, 60, of Fredericksburg. The passenger admitted he had provided a false name and that he was Ricky Johnson. The deputy then learned that Johnson was wanted out of Stafford County for a felony probation violation.

Gaddies was subsequently released on summonses for driving without a license and failure to obey a traffic light. Johnson was taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond on his outstanding warrant. He also received an additional charge of providing false identification to law enforcement.