Man charged in WPD hit-and-run arrested again


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A validated gang member has been arrested for the second time in less than a week.

Last week, we told you about a hit-and-run crash involving a Wilmington Police patrol car. Police said Qua’jon Canty intentionally hit the patrol car on Friday after an officer got out to ask him about some erratic driving. He was later arrested.

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According to jail records, Canty was arrested again yesterday on drug and other charges. Records show he’s facing charges including possession with intent to sell heroin, interfering with electronic monitoring device and other violations/charges. He’s now in jail under a $175,000 bond.

Jail records show the arrest happened at the Super 8 motel on Market Street late last night. This hotel was not named on recent legal documents filed by District Attorney Ben David in an effort to clean up hotels and motels on Market Street.

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