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Kinston's 'Most Wanted' arrested in Texas

Posted April 3, 2012 12:28 p.m. EDT
Updated April 3, 2012 12:40 p.m. EDT

— 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.