Man flees from police, hides handgun in trash

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 13, 2012

By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — Salisbury Police arrested a 23-year-old convicted felon after authorities said he ran from a traffic stop.
The Police Interdiction Team stopped a Cadillac DeVille on South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue when a check of the car’s tag said the registered driver had a revoked license.
When police stopped the man, later identified as 25-year-old William Paul Maddox, they checked his license and for active warrants.
The license was revoked, police said, and they asked Jorod Young, who was sitting in the passenger’s seat, to exit the car.
“When he got out of the car, he put his cell phone on top of the car, pulled up his pants and took off running,” the report said.
Young made it about three blocks, police said, before he was caught and arrested.
Lt. Andy Efird then doubled back to a trash can he had seen Young near and found a handgun hidden inside.
Young was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon; resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; and carrying a concealed weapon.
He was given a $20,000 bond and was in jail Thursday.
Maddox was charged on citation for driving while license revoked and released.
Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.
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