WPD weekend report: Police arrest man after foot chase downtown; teens charged with stolen guns

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Cedric Damont Grady
Cedric Damont Grady

A Castle Hayne man was arrested on drug charges after he reportedly led officers on a foot chase in downtown Wilmington on Sunday.

Police stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of Brunswick Street just before 7 p.m., when the driver reportedly jumped out of the vehicle and ran from police, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

After a brief foot chase, 37-year-old Cedric Damont Grady was arrested in the 700 block of North Fourth Street, Lindsay said. Police also arrested 27-year-old Christine Howard, who was a passenger in Grady’s vehicle.

Howard was charged with possession of heroin, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. She received a $5,000 unsecured bond and was released from the police department.

Grady was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; driving while license revoked; and resisting public officers. Grady was booked at the New Hanover County jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

More than 30 bindles of heroin were seized from the vehicle, Lindsay aid.

Teens arrested on firearms charges

Two teens were arrested Saturday in connection with carrying stolen guns.

Travis Hale, 18, and Christian Ramirez, 19, both of Wilmington, were arrested after a traffic stop in the 3000 block of Hurst Street just before 5 p.m., Lindsay said. Two guns, which had been reported stolen, were seized from the teens.

Hale, who was the driver of the vehicle, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. Ramirez was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of marijuana.

Hale and Ramirez were booked at the New Hanover County jail under $20,000 secured bonds.

Christian Ramirez
Christian Ramirez
Travis Hale Jr.
Travis Hale Jr.