Sonora, CA — 18 year old Ryan Albert Wardwell of 23583 N. Tuolumne Rd. in Twain Harte was arrested by Tuolumne County Sheriff´s deputies Thursday morning at eleven o´clock and booked into the County Jail for passing ficticious documents (a counterfeit $100 bill), burglary and possession of methamphetamine.
Sgt. Craig Davis made contact with Wardwell at Big Daddy´s BBQ at the Twain Harte Golf Course. Davis noticed the suspect was attempting to conceal something on the ground among wood chips. Davis found remnants of the fake bill which he then learned Wardwell had tried to cash knowing full well it was counterfeit.
A booking search of Wardwell´s person in jail revealed a small amount of meth in his pants pocket. Wardwell is being held on $15,000 bail.
Written by Bill Johnson