A convicted felon who is out on parole is in the Effingham County Jail facing several charges after threatening a family with a shotgun and fleeing from deputies after crashing his vehicle.
Shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday, Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Highway 30 and Hester Road on a report of a reckless driver. A passerby who was with his two children observed a single vehicle accident on Highway 30 and stopped to check on the driver. As the concerned citizen approached, the driver of the truck, Michael Cadle, 37, of Guyton, pointed a shotgun at the good Samaritan and his two children.
As deputies were approaching, Cadle fled in a wooded area. Deputies chased Cadle in the wooded area, where he resisted arrest and was subdued with a taser.
Cadle is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault, felony cruelty to children, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of marijuana, and driving under the influence.
Cadle is currently being held in the Effingham County Jail without bond.
Cadle had been sentenced twice to five years in prison for possession of methamphetamine. He was released in June for his second conviction. He also had a previous conviction for possession of marijuana, according to state Department of Corrections records.