CMPD: Man with machete tased during traffic stop

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Photos: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police had to taser a man with a machete after he was yelling at officers to shoot him during a traffic-stop last Friday. The ordeal ended with three people in custody. 

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Friday, April 13 in the 1000 block of McAlway Road. 

Officers pulled over a Toyota Sienna and could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers also saw a machete inside the van. The driver, identified as Marlon Keitrail Lomax, 23, said he did not have a driver's license. All three people inside the van were asked to step out. 

Lomax exited the vehicle and was detained without incident. 

The front passenger, identified as Zsa’quan Deshawn Maurice Burris, 20, initially refused to get out of the van, and when he did so, he attempted to flee. He was taken into custody after a brief foot chase, at which point he was found to be in possession of marijuana.

The back seat passenger, identified as Timothy Andrew Quintyne, 35, refused to exit the Toyota, began reaching for the machete and yelling at the officers shoot him. The officers used a taser to get Quintyne under control and then took him into custody. 

When the van was searched, officers found two stolen handguns under the seats. The stolen handguns were taken during vehicle break-ins that occurred in Charlotte last year, police said. 

Marijuana, digital scales, an open bottle of alcohol and $619 in cash were seized, police said. 

Burris is charged with possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, possession of firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon–gun, resist/obstruct/delay, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lomax is charged with driving while license revoked, carrying a concealed weapon – gun, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Because a taser was used,  police said Quintyne taken transported to the hospital. Warrants have been obtained against him for carrying a concealed weapon-gun, resist/obstruct/delay, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and open container. 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Quintyne was arrested on April 11, 2018, on breaking and entering and damage to property charges. A day later, on April 12, he was shot in the leg. That case is still under investigation; no arrests have been made.