Family chases armed man

By Ed Brock

The parents of a 21-year-old woman had to chase her to Fayetteville after her boyfriend threatened them with a gun.

Vance Bradshaw, 24, and Mardae Weaver, 23, both of Nashville, Tenn., were arrested in connection with the incident, Clayton County Police detective Hank Derbyshire said. Bradshaw was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and Weaver was charged with making terrorist threats.

Derbyshire said that on Wednesday the woman, Karma Rashaun Cale, a college student in Nashville, and her parents, Bernard and Karen Cale of Auburn, Ala., were visiting a friend of the family, John Woodford of Canvasback Court in Jonesboro. Karma Cale no longer wanted to stay there so she called Bradshaw who is her boyfriend.

Bradshaw and Weaver came to get her and, though the Cales were going to let her go, there was an argument and at one point Bradshaw and Weaver began threatening the parents.

Bradshaw showed his gun to Bernard Cale and threatened to kill him, leading to the aggravated assault charge, Derbyshire said. When Woodford came home and asked what was happening Weaver threatened to kill him.

Karma Cale got in between Bradshaw and Weaver and her parents, got the men back into the car in which the men were riding and they drove away with the parents and another family member in pursuit in two cars.

The family members chased the other car to the Hooter's restaurant in Fayetteville, boxed them in and called 911. Fayette County Sheriff's deputies responded to the incident and later called in Clayton County police since the incident occurred in Clayton County.

Derbyshire said Woodford initially reported the incident as a possible kidnapping but it is not because Karma Cale went with Weaver and Bradshaw of her own free will.