Police Beat

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 03:54 PM

Man charged with breaking and entering, assaulting woman

DURHAM – Kwmae LaQuan Smith, 22, of South Layton Avenue in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault by strangulation, assault on a female, two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of larceny after breaking and entering, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of stolen property.

According to arrest reports, in June, Smith broke into an apartment building off Crest Street and stole an HP laptop, coin bank, Nintendo 3 DS, learning laptop, Tommy Hilfiger travel bag, PSP console, video games, another Nintendo DS and prescription drugs, all valued at $5,420.

During another incident in August in Hope Mills, according to the arrest report, Smith broke into a residence and stole a 12-gauge shotgun, Canon camera, Xbox 360, HP laptop, Wii, $480 in cash, internet router, memory stick, jewelry box, engagement ring, and woman’s wedding band, all valued at about $2,480.

On Friday, according to the report, Smith allegedly assaulted a woman by striking her with a closed fist in the right eye and three times on the forehead.

He was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $70,000 bond.

In other crime:

  • Daqun L. Porter, 28, of New York City, was arrested Saturday and charged with being a fugitive of the state in relation to a dangerous drugs parole violation. He was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $250,000 bond.
  • Charles Christopher Roberts, 21, of Delano Street in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, simple possession of marijuana and resisting a public officer. He was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $5,000 bond.
  • Johnnie Carrington Bass III, 18, of Woodside Park Lane in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with conspiring to commit felony larceny. He was released the same day from Durham County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
  • Myra Lakeisha Brothers, 33, of Canal Street in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and going armed to terrorize people. According to the arrest report, Brothers was armed on public highways to cause terror to others. She was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $35,000 bond.
  • Michael Damien Brown Lanclos, 23, of North Hyde Park Avenue in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony conspiracy, misdemeanor larceny, injury to personal property, and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. His bail was set at $30,000.
  • Ladaren DeShawn Parker, 18, of South Guthrie Avenue in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was released the same day from Durham County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
  • Cyrus Desmond Ruffin, 25, of Trail 23 Drive in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a stolen firearm, felony larceny and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $25,000 bond.
  • Syron Deshon Townsend, 26, of North Hyde Park Avenue in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and two counts of felony larceny. He was released the same day from Durham County Jail on a $2,500 bond.
  • William Thomas Perry, 22, of Sundial Circle in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault with a deadly weapon to inflict serious injury, breaking or entering a motor vehicle, two counts of felony larceny, two counts of injury to personal property, larceny of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor larceny, three counts of obtaining property under false pretense, four counts of possessing a stolen motor vehicle, and robbery with a dangerous weapon, in which he allegedly used a handgun to steal someone’s wallet and cellphone. He was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $277,000 bond.
  • Shyhiem Newsome, 16, of South Hoover Road in Durham, was arrested Friday and charged with assault and inflicting serious bodily injury and felony conspiracy. He was still in Durham County Jail Saturday under a $25,000 bond.