L-R: Heather Jones & Brittany Stafford

The Tennessee Highway Patrol arrested two Trousdale County women over the weekend when a traffic stop revealed they were in a stolen car.

Late Saturday afternoon, May 7, Trooper Danny Fisher stopped a white 2002 Pontiac Sunfire for a seat belt violation, in front of Macon County Junior High School on Highway 52 By Pass East. “When I ran the vehicle identification number it came back as stolen out of Trousdale County,” said Trooper Fisher.

The driver was identified as 29-year-old Heather Nicole Jones and the passenger was 23-year-old Brittany Tarneil Stafford, both of Trousdale County. “The car was reported stolen on April 25, in Hartsville,” said Fisher. “There was a warrant on Jones in Trousdale County for joyriding.”

Both suspects were transported to the Macon County Justice Center where they were booked.

Heather Jones was charged with theft of property, possession of a legend drug, and driving on a revoked/suspended license. General Sessions Court date is set for August 10th.

Brittany Stafford was charged with seat belt law, alcohol-violation of open container, and parties to a crime. General Sessions Court date is set for August 10th.

When contacted by telephone on Monday morning, Trousdale County Sheriff Ray Russell said Heather Jones was charged with joyriding there on Sunday, May 8. Trousdale County General Sessions Court date is set for July 8.