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Suspicious person arrested after waving gun at work in Punta Gorda

Posted at 9:09 AM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 21:38:59-05

**UPDATE (5:00PM)** -- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office now says Wade Brown has been located and is in custody.

Deputies tell Fox 4 that Brown was acting erratically Wednesday morning and waving a gun when he showed up at his job at Southwest Curbing.

Employees told them he stated he “was going back to the gangster life and not dealing with this anymore.”

Deputies say he then left work and approached cars at the intersection of Airport Rd. and Taylor Rd., waving a gun at them, and demanding drivers to get out. 

He was later apprehended and arrested along Cooper Street in the area of Charlotte High School.

All area school lock downs have been lifted.

Brown has four felony convictions, which would prevent him from possessing a firearm.

Brown was taken to the Charlotte County Jail and is currently charged with Carjacking.

Deputies say they're still looking for the gun he had on him. 


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Police in Punta Gorda are searching for a man wanted for aggravated assault, and have locked down three schools in the area where he was last seen.

26-year-old Wade Brown was last seen running in the area of LaVilla/Carmalita/Cooper area.  If you see this man, call 911.

Sallie Jones Elementary, Punta Gorda Middle School, and and Charlotte High School have all been placed on lockdown as a precaution.