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Driver wanted in homicide case crashes after chase

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Montrez Duncan (Courtesy: Metro Police) Montrez Duncan (Courtesy: Metro Police)

A short police chase ended early Thursday morning when a man lost control of his car and plowed into a couple of telephone poles.

About 2 a.m. police began following a silver Chevrolet Equinox on Charles E. Davis Boulevard that they believed was connected to a September homicide.

The driver, identified as Montrez Duncan, 30, eluded police, lost control of the car and crashed into a yard at First Avenue South and Chestnut Street.

Duncan ran from the scene, but police caught him down the street in some bushes. Police found cocaine in his possession along with a weapon in the floorboard of the vehicle and $4,794 cash.

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

Duncan was wanted for questioning in the Sept. 23 fatal shooting of Eric Swanson in the J.C. Napier public housing development.

Duncan, received a six-year sentence in 2011 for a felony drug conviction.  He's being held without bond.

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