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Man charged after two-county police pursuit

Posted June 8, 2009

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— Raleigh police arrested a man Monday after an early-morning pursuit that spanned Wake and Chatham counties.

Frank Reginol Gaddy, 32, of 6912 Redwood Lane in Raleigh, faces charges of felony speeding to elude arrest and assault with a deadly weapon for "intentionally attempting to cause the officer to crash his patrol vehicle," according to arrest warrants.

The chase started shortly before 3 a.m., when police spotted Gaddy  in the vicinity of Buck Jones and Jones Franklin roads driving a car that matched the description of a vehicle involved in a shooting near WakeMed on New Bern Avenue. There were no reports of injuries in the shooting.

Multiple law enforcement agencies pursued Gaddy through Cary, back into Raleigh and into Holly Springs, police said. Authorities put down stop sticks on Old U.S. Highway 1, near the Chatham County line to stop him about an hour after the chase began.

The warrants allege Gaddy went 15 miles over the posted speed limit, was engaged in reckless driving and was driving with a revoked license.

Gaddy is being held in the Wake County Jail under a $25,000 bond.

According to Wake County court records, Gaddy has been arrested on nine charges dating to 2002, including reckless driving, speeding, DWI and failures to appear in court.

Police were also investigating Monday morning three other shootings that occurred along New Bern Avenue within the span of a couple of hours of the shooting near WakeMed, but it was unclear Monday morning whether they were related.

One happened outside a convenience store at 1830 New Bern Ave. Another happened near the intersection of New Bern Ave. and Trawick Road. Police said the third occurred in the parking lot of the Black Tie Nightlife at 3201 New Bern Ave.

Three people were injured in those shootings, police said. It did not appear that their injuries were life-threatening.

Police have not charged anyone in the four shootings.


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  • Professor Jun 8, 2009

    and just goes to show why racism cannot be snuffed. You will not allow it to be.

    Honeypoo, this is not about race. So find something else to chat about. Oh, you can make a difference if you would not harp on racial issues so much. Try it.

  • Professor Jun 8, 2009

    Now, it is going to cost the rest of us, whether we like it or not.

    Yes, and they are going to take a nice chunk out of your paycheck. lol You should ask for a raise so you can give prisoners more. lol

  • familyfour Jun 8, 2009

    Did I seriously just read sheets and pointy hats!?

    When people put themselves in a position to be arrested, why is that some one else's fault, and why would there be a rally? That is just absurd to say something like that, and just goes to show why racism cannot be snuffed. You will not allow it to be.

    I don't think any one made that man commit a crime. He did it on his own free will. Now, it is going to cost the rest of us, whether we like it or not.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 8, 2009

    "I think all the poster on this line should get together and have a rally. I am sure you all already have the sheets and pointed hats." Please don't try to pull the race card on this one. This is about public safety, not skin color. People of multiple races see this place as stain on the community. How can you possibly defend this place based on its history?"

    it was once a decent restaraunt...thats its history

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Jun 8, 2009

    "there are no residential neighbors nearby, so they can be as loud as they want without fear of complaints. Wake Med is nearby to fix up people who happen to look at the wrong person the wrong way."

    there are residential neighborhoods near by, they used to be real cute homes in the 50's and 60's and you can guess what happened after those people moved

  • ncwebguy Jun 8, 2009

    RE: Sunday night clubbing, we should not have to conform to the same schedule, but this is getting out of hand. It keeps some traffic out of downtown establishments, but the concentration makes things worse.

    Several security firms refused to work for Black Tie, so they started their own. There isn't enough parking for the number of people that go there, so they park wherever. For a while, parking tickets were paid by the club's operator, as was the lookouts posted on the New Bern Ave. bridge and other entry points. Businesses close early in a multi-mile radius to discourage loitering after leaving the club.

    The building is well below grade at New Bern Ave and there are no residential neighbors nearby, so they can be as loud as they want without fear of complaints. Wake Med is nearby to fix up people who happen to look at the wrong person the wrong way.

    Any concentrated law enforcement activies near there -- DUI checkpoints, etc. -- would be deemed racist.

  • Duke _Nukem Jun 8, 2009

    don't preach. you wrote there's never been a murder at that club. Weel sir u are very wrong. I'm a cop and the guy who was shot in the head at the club 2 years ago was definatley dead when I looked at him. And I have also arrested a person for a robbery their. Don't speak on what you don't know anything about.

  • onyourheels2 Jun 8, 2009

    there is way to much racial profiling going on in ral and fay.

  • Alexia.1 Jun 8, 2009

    Hearing these kinds of stories every single day and seeing that the Department of Corrections reports over 155,000 in jail, on parole, or on probation, one has to ask: what in the world is wrong with people? That's about 1.7% of the total population in the state! It's pretty sad to think that if you have 50 people in the room, one is listed with the NCDOC.

  • angora2 Jun 8, 2009

    "How about shooting the tires and/or windshields out?"

    Yeah, that's just what we need! Cops acting like Bonnie and Clyde.

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