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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors describe scene as feds search for suspect still at large

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Castle Hayne neighborhood was shut down for several hours today as local and federal law enforcement surrounded a home. Startled neighbors say they have never seen something like this on their street.

McDougald Drive is back open, but earlier the US Marshals Office closed the road as they looked for a suspect.

Marshals say agents were looking for Gary Canady, who violated the terms of his probation for a third time this year. While law enforcement surrounded the home they blocked off the road to the public.

"It just kind of scares you," neighbor Kathy Alercia said. "It goes to prove that you are not safe anywhere."

While these neighbors were kept back one eyewitness, who does not want to be identified, saw and heard the whole thing up close.

"There were officers in FBI vests with what looked like military style weapons, and they were walking around the back," the woman said. "There was an officer on a bullhorn and said they were there to execute a warrant for their arrest."

By 12:30 p.m. the road was back open after agents learned that Canady was not home. The Marshals Service says it had information that firearms were inside the home, which is why armed agents were on scene.

Neighbors admit what happened Tuesday scared them.

"Seeing the weapons that were displayed made me afraid for my safety," the woman who didn't want to identify herself said.

The Marshals Service says it is still looking for Canady.

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That is my family you are

That is my family you are talking about. Thes cops have no right doing what they knowing my aunt had major back surgery. And tearing up all the baby stuff and busting in there door. They have no right waking up my uncle while he is trying to get sleep cause he works night. And the neighor who taped that I know what house that is and you have no right for taping and makeing that look bad. And for the news crew take this off it is uncalled for.

Major back surgery?????

Major back surgery????? Walking up and down the street smoking a cigarette??? How is that even possible? US Marshall and FBI awesome job!!! Protect yourselves and make it back home to your families and love ones at the end of the day!!

First off let me start by

First off let me start by saying that anytime someones business is put on blast like this people are going to have their opinions. Opinions are like a**holes and everyone has one, but Gary is my family and Im not saying some of his past mistakes are right but nobodys perfect. What happened with this is uncalled for and disrespectful, why would they stand out there for 2 hours and then finally decide to knock on the door? Shouldnt they have done that first??? Gary's parents are both hard working people and Gary himself is a good hearted person. The police and US marshalls think they have to the right to treat people like crap just to collect a paycheck, theres a right way of doing things and then theres a wrong way. This is def a version of the WRONG way.

Feds

Good neighbor and Law abiding citizen terrorized by the Police.
Lucky he was not shot. The son is theif not a murder.
We should not have to be scared in our on homes for any reason.
The US has crossed the line and is now a police state. The citizens have no rights and the authorities rule.

Well

Move down to Mexico. I'm sure you'll be happier there.

More To It?

Seems to me there's more going on here than meets the eye. You don't use this kind of fire power just to arrest someone on a probation violation.

Is there something more going on here that they're not talking about? US Marshals AND FBI? For a probation violation, why not just send sheriff's deputies, or trick the guy into meeting them someplace? Nope, there's more to the story.

That is my family you are

That is my family you are talking about. Thes cops have no right doing what they knowing my aunt had major back surgery. And tearing up all the baby stuff and busting in there door. They have no right waking up my uncle while he is trying to get sleep cause he works night. And the neighor who taped that I know what house that is and you have no right for taping and makeing that look bad. And for the news crew take this off it is uncalled for.

Stephanie, I am sorry about

Stephanie, I am sorry about what happened to your family. If it were my home being invaded by these thugs acting under the color of law I would be as outraged as you. Ohhh, by the way, guest20, since I'm passing through here, allow me to pause and wave a quick "heil" to you too.

Rude

It's irresponsible and childish to call someone a Nazi just because you don't agree with them on this forum. If you don't agree with someone, fine. But name calling is rude and just makes you look small in our minds.

My guess is you're frustrated because you can't get your point across as well as the other poster, so out of frustration, you're resorting to name calling. Why don't you try acting like a man, instead of a boy?

Loser

Why? Because I believe in a criminal going to jail and police officers being able to go home safely to their families?

This loser violated his probation 3 times this year, and police had information that guns were in the house.

If that makes me a Nazi...so be it. Bite me.

20, I felt compelled for

20, I felt compelled for some reason or another to separate Stephanie's post from your self righteous screed. I'm certain that you recall another incident where a warrant squad jumped the shark and it wound up costing a youth named Peyton Strickland his life. Now, before you and your minions pounce, had young Strickland been convicted after his day in court I would have probably called for a longer sentence than you would have. The fact remains, Strickland did not deserve to DIE.

The Canady household and its neighborhood did not deserve this treatment. Fortunately for both law enforcement and the family there were no injuries. Accused persons have rights, sorry if you find somebody defending those rights to be inconvenient.

To be plain, I am against the increasing rate that our rights as American citizens are being stripped in the name of what a minority imagines to be the "public good".

Further, I am against intimidation by, and the use of excessive force, and shows of force by police agencies.

Wrong Is Wrong

Is your whole family like you? Loud, pushy, disrespectful? No wonder they're in trouble with the law.

Cops have every right to go in your house (where they believe a fugitive is being harbored), bust down the door, and wake up your whole family. In fact, if the fugitive had been found in the house, they could have hauled off everyone in the house to jail for harboring a fugitive. You're lucky they didn't decide to go there in the middle of the night.

As for your neighbor making your family look bad, that's your fugitive's fault. He's the one making you look bad, not your neighbor. Ditto with the news crew. They have the right to report anything criminally related in our neighborhoods. There again, you can blame your fugitive family member. The cops wouldn't have been out there if he hadn't done something wrong.

If my child did something wrong, I would turn him in myself. Family or not, wrong is wrong. Help him to grow up by turning him in.

No were not and his parents

No were not and his parents are hard working good people. The loud, pushy, direspecful police and feds are alltering everyones perceptin of that house and family when gary does not live there or stay there. a simple knock would have been way smarter then having there pretend standoff with a sleeping driver(father). Who are we to ask i guess but would really apriciate everyone not to slander a family just like your own.

Well..

""Seeing the weapons that were displayed made me afraid for my safety," the woman who didn't want to identify herself said."

Spoken like a TRUE LIBERAL!

I find it amazingly humorous

I find it amazingly humorous how some of you rightwingnuts can spin a government un-necessary show of force into a demeanment of "Liberals".

More than one "two word" expressions exist to respond to you. One is Merry Christmas, another is Branch Davidians and the last one isn't suitable for this forum.

I think the anyone who would

I think the anyone who would state that comment needs to undertand that guns are dangerous despite your views and the scence that was created by the FBI shows a serious issue, or overkill regarding a simple matter. The families of this small community were afriad during this due to the lack of knowledge a fear inforeced by the present of the FBI with serious weapons pointed a very quite home that has never caused any problems. I would hope that all citizens would respect that. Merry Christmas

The people who live at this

The people who live at this home are law abiding, hard working citizens of this community. They are not responsible for the actions of this person. He is an adult and has made his own mess of his life. Further more he has not been living at this house for some time now. And anyone who works shift work especially nights knows that sometimes a bomb could go off while you are sleeping and you wouldn't hear it because you are so tired. The police need to get their information correct before they go and cayse a scene of this caliber and embarrass good people infront of the whole community!

A min knock on the door could have saved 2 hours of tax $$$$

This was a unnessary use of our tax dollars. While the subject did have a warrent it was for a FTA!!!! As the home owner works shift work and was inside sleeping he never heard the PA. They state they tried for 2 hours. Neighbors were advised this was a stand off with federal agents whom had weapons drawn and made quite a sceen for 2 hours finally a knock on the door made the dog bark which woke up home owner who was put in handcuffs because agents stated he was lying there was no way he was sleeping and wasted thier time. A simple knock on the door could have saved large amounts of tax dollars.
Any weapons that were in the home are leagal and registered to the home owner who has no crimal record.

Amazing spelling and

Amazing spelling and puncuation

I'm not sure if I'm interpretting this correctly but

a witness said "Seeing the weapons that were displayed made me afraid for my safety." If I'm understanding what I think you're saying, the weapons displayed by trained Federal agents are the least of your worries. A wanted man who has been living in your midst should make you very afraid, however. What would make me afraid is the fact that they didn't catch him. I hope for your neighborhood that he's too scared to come back at this point. I would imagine that the resources used and the firepower displayed mean that they have reason to expect a less than peaceful result.

Thus the Point! The issue

Thus the Point! The issue was handled incorrectly, it was the middle of the day with families and children present. I would assume trained officals would have better resources. I also take the home owner sleeping for two hours during this as just a fabrication which is a failure to work with police he should have been arrested. It is plain to see that the actions of the Offical's involved put the area residence in harms way to address a simple probation violation or have they failed to address a serious fugitive.