Juvenile Crime Task Force Arrests 2 Convicted Felons After Gunfire Heard
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Juvenile Crime Task Force officers were in the right place at the right time last night and quickly responded to the sound of gunfire coming from Cumberland View public housing near 26th Avenue North and Dowlan Street. As officers moved to where the shots came from, two vehicles were speeding away from the area. Task Force members got behind one of them and attempted to stop it. The driver refused to pull over and a pursuit was initiated until an MNPD helicopter was able to get overhead and monitor the vehicle from the air. Ground units then backed off.
The helicopter followed the car to Edgehill homes where two men abandoned it on 11th Avenue South near Summit Avenue. Ground officers spotted them as they jumped a fence. One of the fleeing men dropped a loaded pistol in the process. Both were arrested after a foot chase.
Kenneth Bradford, 25, of Mountain Springs Road, and Johnny Woodland, 24, of 25th Avenue North, are in the Metro Jail this morning charged with unlawful gun possession by convicted felons. Bradford is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of cocaine, and felony evading arrest. Woodland is also charged with felony evading arrest and two outstanding probation violation warrants. A judicial commissioner set bond for each at $25,000.