Traffic Stop Leads to Counterfeit Sneaker Arrest


The Delaware State Police arrested Eric J. Loatman, 30 of Atlanta, Georgia and charged him with charged with Trademark Counterfeiting upon conducting a traffic stop on Monday, November 19 at approvximately 3:32 pm.

The incident began when a trooper on patrol clocked a silver Chevrolet Malibu traveling in excess of the posted speed limit on Coastal Highway (SR1) south of Milford. According to a press release from the Delaware state Police, upon conducting a traffic stop, the trooper made contact with Eric J. Loatman, 30 of Atlanta, Georgia who was traveling with a female passenger and observed an abundant amount of boxes in the car.  As the investigation continued police state that Loatman gave consent to search the vehicle and the trooper discovered 40 pairs of Nike Air Force Ones with the same exact serial number located throughout the Chevy Malibu.

Unable to produce receipts for the merchandise he allegedly purchased in New Jersey, accoriding to police, Eric Loatman was brought back to Troop 7 in Lewes where he was subsequently charged with Trademark Counterfeiting.  He was arraigned at JP2 and released on $1,000.00 unsecured bail.  He was also issued a traffic citation for speeding.  The female passenger was not charged in this case.