Fugitive nabbed after police chase

jmarusak@charlotteobserver.comDecember 13, 2013 

A man wanted on federal and state charges sideswiped a U.S. Marshals vehicle and caused a wreck involving a Mecklenburg County sheriff’s car before barricading himself in an apartment and eventually surrendering, authorities said.

U.S. Marshals said they spotted Montez Tramon Gaddy, 29, in the front seat of a red Ford Mustang near a home in the 2900 block of Edison Street in Charlotte on Thursday.

Gaddy was wanted on a federal supervised release violation and charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, wreckless driving-wanton disregard, resisting, delaying and obstructing a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed gun.

When a traffic stop was initiated near the intersection of Druid Circle and Montez Avenue, two females quickly exited the vehicle and Gaddy drove away, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

That’s when the U.S. Marshals vehicle was sideswiped and a sheriff’s car was involved in a wreck. Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals continued to pursue Gaddy’s vehicle to the Woodstone Apartments on Woodstone Drive.

Marshals tracked Gaddy to a house in the 4700 block of Woodstone Drive. Gaddy barricaded himself in the home for about 2 hours before he surrendered to authorities, the U.S. Marshals service said.

Gaddy was in the Mecklenburg County Jail on Friday pending an appearance in federal court.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak

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