A man ran from a Wake County courtroom and shouted obscenities at sheriff's deputies Tuesday after he went to a hearing about an alleged parole violation and was told he was wanted on a new felony charge, officials said.
Raleigh police had sworn out a warrant in July charging Caleb Javonne Fowler, 23, of 1316 Wrentree Circle in Raleigh with financial-card fraud, a felony, in early May.
Deputies knew Fowler was scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning in connection with the parole issue, and they were waiting for him.
When they went to take Fowler into custody, arrest warrants alleged, he ran out of the courtroom in the Wake County Justice Center and was ”screaming profanities” at deputies when they caught up with him.
Fowler was held in lieu of $100,000 on the fraud charge and was put on the court calendar to appear again Wednesday.
A first court appearance on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in a public building was scheduled for next month.
The magistrate who set Fowler’s bail noted that he faces previous charges of a common law robbery in June, gun possession by a felon and probation violation. He is on probation from a February 2015 conviction on two misdemeanors in Wake County.
Fowler was convicted in May 2013 in Johnston County of common-law robbery and put on probation then.