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U.S. Marshals: Fugitives Were Shooting Up During Arrest

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by Adam Ghassemi

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Steven Altum had just gotten back into town when his lunch at the Waffle House on White Bridge Road just off I-40 got interrupted Tuesday.

"We all turned around and saw the U.S. Marshals circling the building," he said.

Marshals were searching for Joseph Chadrick after getting word he and Jacklyn Condra were in West Nashville despite being wanted for a number of crimes in counties across Middle Tennessee.

They were parked outside a nearby Jack-In-The-Box injecting narcotics into their arms, authorities said.

As soon as Chadrick realized they were surrounded, he jumped out of the car and took off running. He apparently ran through traffic to the Waffle House with a needle still hanging out of his arm.

"The next thing I know there's a guy that walked up to my truck and crouched down and crawled underneath it," Altum said. "It was exciting, but kind of terrifying."

Altum said a waitress told Marshals where Chadrick was hiding.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Danny Shelton said suspects using drugs during arrest may not be expected, but running is.

"It's not unusual for people to flee. People hide from us all the time," Shelton said. "These two were desperate. They were on a crime spree and they weren't going to stop until they were arrested."

Chadrick is in custody at the Davidson County Jail. Condra is in the Williamson County jail Both face felonies in counties all over Middle Tennessee.

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