Police arrest wanted man after chase
DURHAM – Police arrested a man they had sought on firearm and stolen-vehicle charges after a chase Wednesday afternoon.
Alexander Boddie was arrested in the 500 block of East Main Street after a brief foot chase, Durham police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
A police officer was patrolling on North Alston Avenue near Liberty Street shortly before 1 a.m. Aug. 21 when he heard gunshots and saw a car speed away. Officers found a car matching the description on Glendale Avenue near Northwood Circle and learned that it had been reported stolen.
Police found a man – Paul Faison, 19, of Hoover Road – hiding under a woodpile behind a house on Northwood Circle, and charged him with possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting a public officer. Warrants were issued charging Boddie, 41, of Elizabeth Street, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and felony fleeing to elude arrest.
Boddie had been arrested about a week earlier on a charge of assault inflicting serious injury, and was released from the Durham County Jail the same day after posting a $3,000 bond, according to the Durham County sheriff’s jail website.
He was at the Durham County Magistrate’s Office Wednesday afternoon. Bond had not been set.
In other crime:
- An iPhone 5 worth $700 was reported stolen Aug. 28 from a 39-year-old woman in the 700 block of South LaSalle Street.
- A thief took a 60-inch, LED television worth $2,199 from a residence in the 200 block of Lochridge Drive. The theft was reported Aug. 26.
- Police are investigating the theft of an iPhone 3 and New York driver’s license from a vehicle in the 1200 block of Hill Street. Also taken in Saturday’s theft were an Apple iPad, wallet, credit cards, $50 and a camera.
- A purse and checkbook were among items stolen Saturday from a vehicle in the 300 block of Morgan Street. Also taken were a GPS, ear buds, cosmetics, clothes, iPod and two iPod chargers, suitcase, $80 and a Toyota key.
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