Armed Disturbance at Microtel Inn Ends in Police Chase and Arrest

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June 28, 2012-

At 3:35 am on June 28, 2012, the Leon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at 3216 North Monroe Street. Arriving deputies located a 30 year old man and a 28 year old woman who told them that Kelvin Paden, 30, had shot the door to room #230 and then kicked it in on the couple. The woman escaped by jumping from the second story window and then running to a nearby phone to
contact law enforcement. Paden, who was still armed with the firearm, confronted the man inside the room but the man fled the area and also contacted authorities.

A description of Paden’s Black Chevrolet Avalanche was broadcast to surrounding law enforcement after he fled the scene. Leon County Deputies observed Paden’s vehicle on Interstate 10 traveling
west toward Gadsden County and followed. As additional units arrived in the area of I-10 and U. S. 90 in Gadsden County, the Midway Police Department, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Quincy Police
Department and the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to assist LCSO in stopping Paden.

When deputies and police attempted to stop Paden, he fled on U. S. 90 traveling toward Quincy. Spike strips were deployed and successfully deflated tires on Paden’s Avalanche. Paden’s vehicle became disabled on U. S. 90 near Adams Street in Quincy. Once stopped, Paden remained armed and barricaded inside the vehicle for two hours until a Leon County Hostage Negotiator successfully
negotiated his surrender. Paden was taken to the Gadsden County Jail.

Sheriff Larry Campbell said, “This case is a great example of multiple agencies from multiple jurisdictions working together as one team to take a violent felony offender off our streets. Everyone involved acted professionally and did an outstanding job.”

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