NewsChannel 11 Discovers New Information About Fugitive on the Loose in Lubbock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/12/06

NewsChannel 11 Discovers New Information About Fugitive on the Loose in Lubbock

New information about the armed and dangerous fugitive who may be hiding in Lubbock. Tabrodrick Deshawn Craddock was accidentally released from prison after finishing his two year state prison term. He was supposed to start a six year federal sentence. Authorities believe he may hiding out in Lubbock. Tonight, we've learned he is a member of the street gang the Crypts. NewsChannel 11's Kealey McIntire has been following this case all day and has the latest.

US Marshal's consider Craddock to be armed and dangerous, now police say his involvement with the Crypts makes him even more dangerous. Craddock was involved in a home invasion robbery last summer. Police linked the gun used to Craddock, however, there was not enough evidence to bring forth any charges. This is significant because police say members of the Crypts are often involved in home invasions to gain access to drugs or money.

Craddock is currently wanted for parole violation and a federal weapons offense. NewsChannel 11 has found that over the last two years, a grand jury has indicted Craddock for evading arrest with a motor vehicle, assault of a public servant, and tampering with government records.

"He is considered armed and dangerous, so don't do anything yourself, but definitely contact police immediately or call the crime line or 911 and let them know any information you have, saysUS Marshals Criminal Investigator Garry Brewer.

Brewer also says Craddock could be at his last known residence at 2919 East Bates, or he could be staying with his sister at Casa Orlando Apartments located at 1810 3rd Street.

They have received tips throughout the day and are actively checking out leads.

We spoke with Craddock's mother, Elaine Thomas,she tells us she did not learn he was out of jail until Monday when she saw it on the news. Thomas says "I apologize for the inconvenience and he is not an armed and dangerous person and that if he's approached correctly, he will surrender."

Again, Tabrodrick Craddock is 23-year-old, is 5'8" and weighs 245 pounds. If you see him or have any information, you can call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000.

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