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Convicted Felon Wanted For Questioning Taken Into Custody

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Montrez Duncan Montrez Duncan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a convicted felon sought for questioning in a September murder was taken into custody after crashing his car in a short chase.

An officer spotted 30-year-old Montrez Duncan driving a Chevrolet Equinox with a temp tag on Charles E. Davis Boulevard around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police said he drove onto the sidewalk and around two police cars that pulled in front of him. Then he led officers on a pursuit that lasted less than 30 seconds before going airborne, lost control of the car, hit a utility pole and rolled into a yard on North Hill Street.

He then ran from the car, jumped a fence and was quickly located in the bushes.

Police discovered a Crown Royal bag nearby with powder and rock cocaine along with $4,794. They also found a pistol and baggie containing additional powder cocaine inside the Equinox.

He was taken to Hermitage Precinct where he refused to be interviewed in the shooting death of Eric Swanson in the J.C. Napier public housing development on September 23.

Police said Duncan, who was wanted on a felony probation warrant, received a six-year probated sentence in 2011for a felony drug conviction.

He was charged with unlawful firearm possession, possession of cocaine for resale in a drug free school zone, two counts of evading arrest, driving without a license and the felony probation violation.

He was held in the Metro Jail without bond.

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