Durham chase leads to two arrests

Feb. 12, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

Police on Tuesday captured two suspects in a stolen minivan after a chase ended with a wreck at Guess and Horton roads.

No one was hurt. A third suspect remained at large Wednesday.

Durham investigators gave this account:

About 6:20 p.m. Monday, someone stole a minivan from the 900 block of Fayetteville Street. The vehicle had been left running, keys in the ignition.

Tuesday afternoon, officers responded to a burglary on Shoreham Street, where someone took a safe containing several guns. Witnesses gave a description of a minivan that seemed like it may have been the stolen vehicle.

Hours later, Corporal D.A. Ferrell saw the stolen minivan in a parking lot near Blackwell Street and Lakewood Avenue. He followed. Officers tried to stop the minivan on Hillandale Road, but the driver wouldn’t stop. This led to a pursuit onto Horton Road. The driver ran the red light at Horton and Guess, where he collided with a truck.

The three occupants of the stolen vehicle jumped out of the minivan. Officer J.D. Haynes immediately caught one suspect. Ferrell and several other officers chased a second suspect and caught him in woods behind Cross Creek Shopping Center.

“The third suspect got away,” said Kammie Michael, police spokeswoman.

D’Marcus Kyonte Steele, 19, of Oakbrook Drive in Durham was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to real property, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting an officer. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $100,000 bond.

Adrian Tucker, 22, of South Street in Durham was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. He was held in the Durham County Jail under $50,000 bond.

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