‘Armed and dangerous’ Wayne County felon found hiding under Kinston house
KINSTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Three SWAT teams and a federal task force converged Wednesday evening to catch a man wanted in connection with a murder and other crimes in Wayne and Wake counties, police said.
About 6 p.m., officers found Ricky Terrell Ward, 33, in Kinston, hiding underneath a home in the 100 block of West Shine Street, police said.
Members of the Kinston Police Deptartment SWAT team, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force helped take Ward into custody, police said.
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According to police, the latest of several searches for Ward was triggered when he ran from a vehicle during a routine traffic stop. The vehicle he was in had been stolen but had yet to be reported as such, police said.
Police and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office closed off a several-block area of