Two injured in afternoon traffic accident
DURHAM – Two people were seriously injured Thursday afternoon after a car shifted out of gear and rolled down a hill.
Authorities said about 2:30 p.m. a car parked at a convenience store went out of gear and rolled down a hill onto North Carolina State Highway 55 North and collided with a work truck.
Two people were in the truck at the time – which was traveling northbound on the highway. They were both ejected and suffered serious injuries.
NC55 North was closed for several hours Thursday afternoon and evening as police worked to clear the scene.
Police looking for woman who hit car, fled
DURHAM – The Durham Police Department is looking for a 30-year-old woman who is wanted on multiple charges from events in July and February.
Deleshia Denise Wilson, of North Maple Street, is wanted on charges of assault on a government official, conspiracy to commit robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle, felony probation violation, assault with a deadly weapon and felony hit-and-run.
Her charges are in connection with an incident on July 28, when police allege she backed into a Durham police cruiser in a parking lot at 308 South Alston Ave. The cruiser was occupied by a uniformed officer. Authorities said after Wilson hit the cruiser she fled the scene. The driver’s side of the patrol car was damaged and the officer suffered minor injuries.
Wilson’s truck was located at an apartment complex at 219 South Alston Ave. a short while later.
Wilson also is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and larceny of a motor vehicle in connection with a February incident on East Forest Hills Boulevard.
Anyone with information on Wilson’s whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.
Durham man arrested after assault on delivery driver
DURHAM – Durham police arrested a 26-year-old man this week in connection with an assault on a Domino’s Pizza deliveryman in June.
Authorities allege Jamal Justice, of Gearwood Avenue in Durham, robbed the deliveryman at gunpoint June 20 on Macon Street.
Police said the deliveryman came to the location on Macon Street and noticed a “For Lease” sign on the building to which he was supposed to be making a delivery. When he went to the door, police say Justice and another man approached him.
That is when the deliveryman told police he was robbed at gunpoint of the pizza, a small amount of cash and his phone. The suspects hit the deliveryman multiple times on his head and face. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Justice is in custody at the Durham County Jail under a $1 million secured bond on charges of assault causing serious bodily injury, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
Lauren Horsch is the police reporter for The Herald-Sun. She can be reached at 919-419-6646, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow her on Twitter at @LaurenHorsch.