WPD arrest one of New Hanover County's most wanted

Kylen Duane Padgett Jr. (Source: New Hanover County Jail)
Kylen Duane Padgett Jr. (Source: New Hanover County Jail)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An accused criminal is off the streets after he was arrested ruing a routine traffic stop.

21-year-old Kylen Duane Padgett Jr. was arrested Monday night on Dawson Street.

A Wilmington Police Officer was conducting a routine traffic stop when he recognized Padgett from New Hanover County's Most Wanted list.

Padgett has been wanted for six months.  He is facing a total of 99 charges, including 11 outstanding warrants for breaking into vehicles in Wilmington and New Hanover County.

Padgett is being held at the New Hanover County Jail under a $300,000 secured bond.

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