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Kinston's 'Most Wanted' arrested in Texas

Posted April 3, 2012

— U.S. marshals have arrested a suspect in a drive-by shooting in Kinston last year that wounded a man.

Montez J. Garner, 25, was caught Monday in Austin, Texas. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting on Old Snow Road that injured 26-year-old Jamal Rashaad Edwards.

Garner also faces felony charges of possession of cocaine and forgery and uttering.

Kinston police had dubbed Garner their "most wanted" suspect. They plan to extradite him to North Carolina.

The state Division of Adult Correction also listed him as an absconder from probation for a 2010 conviction for assault on a female. He also has convictions for resisting an officer and traffic violations.


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  • mcorson2 Apr 3, 2012

    I love a good ending!:)

  • sunshine1040 Apr 3, 2012

    If he has not yet learned right from wrong he in not about to learn in the next 40 yrs time to keep him behind bars unill he walks to the execution chamber

  • chattycat Apr 3, 2012

    Texas don't play. They will throw the book at him. He will get what he deserves there. lucky22

    You are absolutely right. I am from TX and there is no playing! Lock his behind up and throw away the key.

  • lucky22 Apr 3, 2012

    Texas don't play. They will throw the book at him. He will get what he deserves there.

  • mike2 Apr 3, 2012

    I agree with every person's statement below.

  • whatswrongwiththisplace Apr 3, 2012

    Why is he still given the chance to walk the earth??? I compare today's school discipline systems to that of the prison system. It seems everyone gets out for good behavior and the majority of them come back to bite us in the behind. Just make them extinct and then it's impossible to have a repeat offender. These are not good people that we are keeping around so what is the big deal about sacrificing them?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Apr 3, 2012

    25 years old and his life is really gone. He deserves whatever he gets. He knows right from wrong.

  • rickandlinda88 Apr 3, 2012

    leave him in texas..they no how to enforce the law..and find justice

  • SFSOLDIER Apr 3, 2012

    One down and thousands to go....

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Apr 3, 2012

    Thanks U S Marshalls for getting this man off the streets. You guy/women do a great job. Thanks.