Convicted felon arrested in Sarasota for possession of a firearm following a traffic stop

Convicted Felon Arrest

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A 27-year-old convicted felony was arrested around 1am Monday for possessing a firearm following a traffic stop.

Kendrick Wade is facing charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, leaving the scene of a crash without giving information, resisting a law enforcement officer without violence and driving with a suspended license.

Police say they saw a silver Nissan at the stoplight at North Tamiami Trail and Dr. Martin Luther King Way and the license plate came back as expired.

Officers attempted to stop the Nissan but say Wade pulled into an apartment complex in the 2300 block of North Tamiami Trail then ran away on foot.

The Nissan continued to move as Wade ran through the apartment complex, crashing into a building and causing minor damage.

Officers lost sight of Wade, but established a perimeter and used a K9 officer to find him hiding in a storage shed in the backyard of a home on the 1100 block of 22nd Street where he was taken into custody.

Wade is currently being held in the Sarasota County Jail. He was previously convicted in August 2018 for grand theft of a motor vehicle and placed on felony probation until August 2020.

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