A man was arrested Wednesday night after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say he was armed with a stolen gun, fled in a stolen car and barricaded himself in a shed.
An off-duty officer was at a Shell gas station off the 5600 block of Brookshire Boulevard around 9:40 p.m. Nov. 10 when he saw a man wearing a bulletproof vest. The man, Jaquavian Byrd Caldwell, 19, had a gun and while CMPD didn’t specify what he was doing with it, said in a press release his actions with the gun “troubled onlookers and raised a concern for public safety.”
Caldwell left in a car and the off-duty officer notified on-duty police in the area.
Police tried to stop the car, but the driver fled and crashed near Glenwood Drive and South Hoskins Road. All four people inside the car fled after the crash, and three of them were quickly arrested
Officers say Caldwell fled the car with a rifle and pointed it at someone nearby before running into a shed off the 4300 block of Tillman Road.
SWAT officers, CMPD’s Canine and Aviation units joined CMPD worked to de-escalate the situation. Caldwell surrendered peacefully.
Officers determined the gun and car involved were both stolen. Caldwell was arrested and charged with going armed to the terror of the public, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle and assault by pointing a gun.
Caldwell was on probation for crimes committed in early 2019 at the time of his arrest on Wednesday.
He was sentenced to 24 months probation in June of 2020, despite being arrested several times while awaiting trial. Since his probation sentence, Caldwell has been arrested 7 times, clearly violating the terms of his probation with absolutely zero intervention by probation officers or the courts.
What the truck Charlotte?