Durham Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Rape charge against ex-UNC star dropped by Durham DA

    Wednesday Apr 22 | via HeraldSun.com 

    A second-degree rape charge against former UNC-Chapel Hill basketball player Melvin Scott has been dropped, Durham District Attorney Roger Echols said Wednesday. According to police reports in November 2014, Scott was arrested for allegedly raping a woman who was "mentally incapacitated and physically helpless" on Oct. 20 in Durham.


    Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

  • Police log, April 20

    Sunday Apr 19 | via HeraldSun.com 

    He was charged with two felony counts of trafficking marijuana and one felony count each of manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for the purposes of distributing a controlled substance. He was charged with three felonies: robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second degree kidnapping.


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  • - Man held in 2012 double homicide

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via HeraldSun.com 

    A South Carolina man was arrested Tuesday morning on murder charges in connection with a 2012 double homicide on Dawkins Street in Durham. Members of the Operation Intercept U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from Charleston, South Carolina, arrested 38-year-old Tyrone Thompson around 6:30 a.m. in Goose Creek, South Carolina.


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  • Birmingham City Council to vote on addition $900,000...

    Tuesday Apr 14 | via Alabama Live 

    The Birmingham City Council this morning will vote on a request to add an additional $900,000 to an outside legal contract - almost twice what the current contract is worth -- to bring the total to $1.4 million this fiscal year. Under the recommendation of City Attorney Ralph Cook, the city would pay up to $1.4 million to the Burr Forman law firm for Birmingham city legal services.


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  • Police log: Police apprehend wanted suspect

    Thursday Apr 9 | via HeraldSun.com 

    Brooks was wanted for second-degree murder and several other charges in connection with a March 11 fatal traffic accident on Fayetteville Road near Cook Road. On March 11, a vehicle driven by Brooks hit the back of a vehicle driven by Kelwin Biggs, 53, of Durham, causing Biggs' vehicle to collide with an oncoming vehicle driven by Nyasia Clifton, 20, of Durham.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC, Durham County, NC, Drugs

  • Police log: Charged suspect escapes from Duke Hospital

    Wednesday Apr 8 | via HeraldSun.com 

    Durham police are trying to locate Deon Marquez McArthur, who is wanted on several felony charges. McArthur, 23, of Thames Avenue was arrested Wednesday afternoon on outstanding warrants for possession of stolen goods, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, maintaining a vehicle for the keeping and sale of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC, Drugs

  • Alleged drive-by killer indicted in 2nd slaying

    Wednesday Apr 8 | via HeraldSun.com 

    A 24-year-old Durham man already awaiting trial for a January 2014 drive-by shooting is now facing new charges after police believe he also committed a December 2013 drive-by. Everett Lamont Graves has been indicted by a Durham County grand jury in connection with the Dec. 17, 2013 slaying of Desmond Romario Williams, 28, of Durham.


    Related Topix: Obituaries

  • Muslim Killings Suspect Could Face Death If Convicted

    Tuesday Apr 7 | via Switched 

    Flowers sit outside the apartment building where three people were killed yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Chapel Hill N.C. A long-running parking dispute between neighbors motivated a man to kill a woman, her newlywed husband and her sister at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina, police said Wednesday. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in Tuesday's shooting of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, of Chapel Hill; Yus DURHAM, N.C., April 6 - A North Carolina judge ruled on Monday that a man accused of killing three young Muslims in February could face the death penalty if convicted of murder.


    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

  • NC prosecutor details the shootings of 3 Muslim stud...

    Tuesday Apr 7 | via KAIT-TV 

    By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JONATHAN DREW Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. - When he was arrested, prosecutors say the man charged with killing three North Carolina college students had possession of the murder weapon, gunshot residue on his hands and blood from one of the victims splattered on his pants. The evidence against Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was disclosed Monday in brief hearing where Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson Jr. ruled that he can face a death penalty trial.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC, Violent Crime

  • Man charged with killing 3 Muslims can face death pe...

    Monday Apr 6 | via KAIT-TV 

    By MICHAEL BIESECKER The Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. - A man charged with first-degree murder in the killing of three Muslim college students can face a death penalty trial, a judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson Jr. said prosecutors had two aggravating factors and that Craig Stephen Hicks is "death penalty qualified."


    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Death Penalty, Durham, NC

  • Charlotte shooting and SWAT standoff end with 2 dead

    Monday Apr 6 | via WLOS 

    Charlotte police say they've accounted for the children of a woman shot to death in what police say was discord between people who knew each other. Local media report that police said Monday they found the second of 29-year-old Alisa Mackey's children.


    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Durham, NC, Durham County, NC

  • Chapel Hill shooting suspect faces death penalty hea...

    Monday Apr 6 | via UPI 

    Craig Stephen Hicks, accused of the Chapel Hill shootings where three Muslim college students were killed in February, faces a death penalty hearing in Durham, N.C., on Monday. Prosecutors will go in front of a Durham County Superior Court judge to present their case for pursuing the death penalty .


    Related Topix: Death Penalty, Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

  • Police log: 13 charged on array of violations

    Friday Apr 3 | via HeraldSun.com 

    Durham police reported the following area arrests Friday: - Dontay Lashune Coward, 27, of Greensboro was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule two controlled substance and manufacture, sell, deliver or possess a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a park. He was in custody at the Durham County jail in lieu of $35,000 bond.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC, Durham County, NC

  • Lawyer: 76 percent of officer's traffic stops involv...

    Thursday Apr 2 | via HeraldSun.com 

    A police officer who was shot in the leg in 2012 stopped blacks during 76 percent of the traffic stops he made after joining the Durham Police Department, an attorney said in court Thursday. Alex Charns, who represents Carlos Riley Jr., called the figures "disturbing" during a motions hearing in Durham County Superior Court.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC, Federal Prisons, Prison, Durham County, NC

  • Police log: Missing girls found unharmed

    Wednesday Apr 1 | via HeraldSun.com 

    The Durham County Sheriff's Office said investigators do not believe that any foul play was involved in the disappearance and return of two Durham County girls. Officials said sisters Aubrey Fletcher, 14, and Kelsey Fletcher, 12, were reported missing about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the area of Southview Road in eastern Durham County near the Falls Lake Recreational Area.


    Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Durham, NC, Drugs

  • Crime log: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Tuesday Mar 31 | via Daily Dispatch 

    Dahliechia Smith, 22, of 507 Neathery St., Henderson, was arrested March 30 on a charge of larceny. She was released on bond pending a court hearing April 20. Peter Hamiwka IV, 30, of 1915 Old U.S. 70, Clayton, was arrested March 30 on a charge of second-degree trespassing.


    Related Topix: Henderson, NC, Clayton, NC, Durham, NC

  • Durham man arrested in standoff

    Tuesday Mar 31 | via HeraldSun.com 

    A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday night after a stand-off with Durham Police Department and the U.S. Marshals. The arrest came after a Jan. 28 incident where police allege the man shot at occupants in a house on Woodcrest Street.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC

  • Bond doubled for Durham motel shooting suspect

    Monday Mar 30 | via WRAL.com 

    Mike Dwayne Brown, 33, surrendered to police at his home 111 N. Elizabeth St. at about 2 a.m. Monday, a little more than three hours after a shooting at a Comfort Inn near the intersection of N.C. Highways 54 and 55 in Durham. A 27-year-old woman called 911 to report the shooting, saying she had been shot in her left side and possible in one of her arms.


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  • Police ID teen girl whose body was found Saturday

    Sunday Mar 29 | via HeraldSun.com 

    Durham police have identified a body found Saturday as Tierra Hall, 17, of Garrett Road. Her body was found behind a house in the 4100 block of Trotter Ridge Road and police said the case is being investigated as a homicide.


    Related Topix: Durham, NC, Drugs, Wake County, NC

  • Police log: Arrests made in several area robberies

    Friday Mar 27 | via HeraldSun.com 

    Officers arrested Devonte Daquian Cozart, 20, of North Duke Street was arrested in connection with a Tuesday robbery on the 3500 block of North Roxboro Street. Police allege he was part of a group of men that approached an individual walking in that area.


    Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Durham, NC

Durham Law

I got arrested for a DUI. I blew at the station but they are saying I refused. What do I do now?
When I got pulled over I refused to blow. After I got to the station I blew twice. The first time it did not take and he told me to blow harder so I did. After I blew it beeped and he told me to have a seat. They gave me a hard copy of what I thought was my BAC. From there this guy made me take several pictures over and over and thought it was funny. I got irritated. I sat down in the waiting area and that guy brought me ANOTHER ticket and made me retake my pictures again. I went to my attorney with my papers and it says that I refused to blow but I didn't. Even after I blew and I asked the guy what the number meant. They told me to have a seat. I am screwed over because now it says I refused but I blew twice. I'm in tears. What am I supposed to do now? Help!
You were probably deemed a refusal because you id not give adequate breath samples to provide sequential blows. If the...
I got pulled for failure to maintain lane. The officer made me walk in a straight line UP HILL on black gravel. I got a DUI...
I got pulled for failure to maintain lane. The officer made me walk in a straight line UP HILL on black gravel. I got a DUI... when I got to the station I blew a .07. I don't feel like I was judged fairly before he even arrested me. Needless to say I am already dealing with another DUI case and I wanted to get your thoughts on this case to see what you think will happen because I am afraid. Don't they normally have to give you the eye test first? Is there anything I can do? I have a lawyer for both of the cases. This one is is before my other case which i will ask about later. Talk about total anxiety... :(
I mean this nicely, but why are you asking us when you have a lawyer? The 0.07 is extremely good news for you. While...
I got pulled over He asked me to blow I refused. After I got inside they asked me to blow again. I blew a .07. Will I be okay?
It was a awkward because he made me walk the line on a hill is that normal?
Just because you blew .07 does not mean you are in the clear. The State can still prosecute you. To State can prove...
Is there a stute of limations on dui in nc
dui issued in cary nc 2014
The officer can write a citation or have you charged within 2 years of the date of offense. Once you're charged the...
Is is possible in the State of NC to petition to have an interlock device removed from your vehicle.
My case is complicated, But i have had 3 DWI convictions. The first one was apparently not reported to DMV (2001) and It cause a ripple effect to my record sending me into a perm suspension. upon my hearing i was granted a conditional license for 3 years and IID for that time , on top of that an additional 4 years because of the repercussion of the "re stacking" of my case and record. The judge originally imposed the sentence of 18 mos probation ( completed). 1 year IID, restitution and 4 year revocation. So i have case. i have been sober for 6 years and all i want is my life back. i feel like i am being punished twice for the same crime. i have more details
There is no way to get around NC DMV's IID restrictions. If it is ordered to be installed for a specific period of time,...
I was hit by a drunk driver and injured. the drunk driver insurance is now putting a claim on me for his child's medical. HELP
my brother had liability insurance on car and I had non owners liability. The police only took the drunk guys statement before they arrested him. The officer never came to hospital to take my statement. The drunk driver claimed I didn't stop at stop sign (I did and ticket got thrown out) but he didn't know he had hit a car, but remembers he was going "speed limit" (35) and never tried to break. Now his insurance is trying to make me pay for his child's broken leg over 60 thousand, and his insurance is only covering one thousand of mine and nothing for the totaled car. How is this legal?? he blew over twice the NC limit .18. The district attorney is going after him for a list of things but I need help recovering my losses not his for his negligence and (4kids) child endangerment!
You should immediately speak with an attorney so a full investigation can be completed. Most offer free consultations...
Dwi over 20+yrs ago in va. On military base 2days be4 Desert Storm. Dwi 3jul14 left of center watching video on phone blew .14 .
What likely level will I be classified as in terms of fine/jail time
One prior DWI outside of 7 years of current offense date is an aggravating factor but if you have two mitigating...