Man who lied about identity while hauling marijuana resentenced to three months in jail

YORK – Tayjuan McMullen, 30, of Lincoln was sentenced to probation in March of 2022, in a case where he was convicted of criminal impersonation and possession of more than a pound of marijuana, both Class 4 felonies.

This week, he was resentenced to three months in the York County Jail after not complying with the terms of his probation.

According to court documents, the case began when a trooper with the Nebraska State Patrol was on regular duty on Interstate 80, in York County, when he said he saw a speeding vehicle that was also moving back and forth between driving lanes.

A traffic stop was initiated.

McMullen was a back seat passenger in the vehicle, the trooper says in his affidavit – yet, the person presented a Nebraska identification card that said his name was Donshay Reed and he was 36 years old.

“Throughout the conversation, several factors of criminal activity were observed,” the trooper wrote in his affidavit for the court.

He said he requested consent to search and was denied.

When a drug dog was brought to the scene, it alerted to the odor of narcotics. The trooper said McMullen told him he had more than a pound of marijuana in the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and several containers and packages of marijuana were discovered – McMullen told the trooper that it all belonged to him.

It was also later discovered that McMullen had two fully extraditable warrants out of Iowa.

For the conviction of criminal impersonation, he was sentenced to three years of probation. For the conviction of marijuana possession, he was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.

When it was determined he hadn’t complied with the probation terms, he was to appear for a hearing in York County District Court, but did not show up. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

This week, he was resentenced by Judge James Stecker to jail time.




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