Expired registration stickers led a Johnston Police officer to pull over a car on Aug. 12 that turned out to be driven by a man sought on a court warrant for failure to pay child support.
Anthony T. Wills, 57, of Potters Avenue in Providence, was driving on Rte. 6 east when Sgt. Troy Maddocks saw the silver Volkswagen Passat driven by Wills and noticed that it had outdated registration stickers.
Maddocks reported that a check of the plates found that they belonged to a 2003 gold Toyota, and he stopped the car.
In checking Wills's state-issued ID card, Maddocks learned of the warrant issued by Sixth District Court.
Wills's driver's license had also been suspended over failure to pay child support, Maddocks reported.
A later check of the car's VIN number found that the vehicle identification number belonged to a third vehicle owned by a 76-year-old Newport woman.
Officers filed a charge of driving with a suspended license against Wills and brought him to the Adult Correctional Institutions to await further court hearings.
The latest charge was dismissed at an Aug. 21 arraignment.