A Manning man was taken into custody earlier this week after he was found in possession of a 15-inch knife during a traffic stop. According to Carroll County District Court records, an officer with the Manning Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with fraudulent plates near the intersection of Highway 141 and Center Street at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 8. The officer identified the driver as 35-year-old Trevor Martin Matheny and learned he did not possess a valid driver’s license in Iowa. Law enforcement also located the 15-inch blade concealed in a bag in the front passenger seat during the stop. Matheny was arrested and transported to the Carroll County jail, where he was charged with carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor, driving while suspended and improper registration, both simple misdemeanors, and no insurance. Matheny was released on his own recognizance after appearing before a magistrate. His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 25 at the Carroll County Courthouse.