Police log

Mar. 02, 2014 @ 02:46 PM

DURHAM – A Durham man was arrested following a hit and run Saturday at Bay Point Drive and Martine Luther King Jr. Parkway.

Raymond Lamont Bailey, 28, of North Oak Ridge Boulevard in Durham, was arrested and charged with felony hit and run, resisting a public officer and possession of stolen goods/property.
According to the arrest warrant, Bailey struck a car at the intersection of Bay Point Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway then fled from the responding officer.
Bailey was also said to have a stolen license plate in his possession at the time of his arrest.
He was being held with a $50,000 secured bond.

In other crime:
• Van Joseph Harris, 37, of North Elizabeth Street in Durham, was arrested and charged with manufacture/sell/deliver/possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 ft. of a park, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris is accused of having marijuana in his possession within 1,000 feet of Rocky Creek Park on North Elizabeth Street, using his home of the same street for marijuana and for having a digital scale and two glass marijuana pipes in his possession. He was being held with a $30,000 secured bond.
• Michael Nelson, 17, of Fisk Street in Durham, was arrested and charged with assault inflict serious injury after allegedly punching a woman in the face twice causing bleeding, facial swelling and bruising. Nelson was being held with a $3,000 secured bond.
• Octavius Amos, 21, of Ridgeway Avenue in Durham, was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm after being accused of having a Smith & Wesson MP45 handgun in his possession that was stolen from the Durham Police Department. Amos was being held with a $25,000 secured bond.
• Deontea Richardson, 23, of East Club Boulevard, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, resisting a public officer and second degree trespassing. According to the arrest warrant Richardson had a silver .45 caliber Taurus handgun concealed in his possession. He is also accused of fleeing from officers while being escorted to a patrol car while being arrested for weapons violations and several charges for trespassing. He is also accused of remaining on Durham Housing Authority premises on Lawson Street and Ridgeway Avenue after being told not to enter. Richardson was convicted of breaking and/or entering in 2009. He was being held with a $50,000 secured bond.
• Garrett Xavier Best, 49, of Canal Street in Durham, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Best was previously convicted of breaking and/or entering in 2011 in Cumberland County. He was being held with a $30,000 secured bond.